The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

A speakers bureau that represents the best original thinkers,
writers, and doers for speaking engagements.

‘Exhibiting Forgiveness’ Electrifies Sundance With Packed & Powerful Premiere

‘Private Equity’ analyzes the ethical and personal costs of a career in finance

Official Website

‘Private Equity’ asks if working for a hedge fund has to cost your soul

Carrie Sun spent years making her hedge fund boss’ work life run smoothly. Now she’s telling all

An insider’s account of high finance

Carrie Sun on writing the work memoir of the year

Was Working for a Billionaire Worth It?

Loyola University Maryland reckons with ties to slavery in new report

Does America Have PTSD From Trump’s Presidency & The Pandemic?

Welcoming Underexposed Black Photographers Into the Canon

The White House’s new deputy cyber director: Tech’s challenges are society’s challenges

White House cyber office has its eye on workforce data

White House cyber hire highlights diversity challenges in tech workforce

An open letter to tech workers about careers in public service

New White House plan goes all out to bring people into cyber

Google’s Fido aims to get rid of passwords

The role you play in stopping ransomware

Camille Stewart Gloster shares her plans for new White House cyber gig

Hackers Trick AI With ‘Bad Math’ to Expose Flaws and Biases


Why Labeling Some People as ‘Gifted’ Actually Hurts Us All

How the Atlantic Went From Broke to Profitable in Three Years

Why Are Americans Obsessed With Gun Violence on the NYC Subway?

Among the A.I. Doomsayers

How to Hold Social Media Accountable for Undermining Democracy

Facebook silences the people who know its operations best

Hate is surging online — and social media companies are in denial. Congress can help protect users

Yesterday’s Legislation is Failing Us in the Fight Against Tech-Fueled Violence

Epidemic of Hate: Antisemitism in America

‘Dramatic increase’: Online harassment rates surge by 51% in a year, ADL report reveals

The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias

Surviving the Attention Economy: How to Keep Audiences Engaged

Why “linguistic similarity” is so often the key to success

Want to Live a Meaningful Life? Be the Hero of Your Story

Exclusive Resources from Jonah Berger

Turn Your Boring Job into a Job You’ll Love

What Bosses Can Do to Reduce Anxiety Among Returning Workers

Confident Vulnerability: Three Ways For Leaders To Inspire Others

Promote Positive Self-Esteem Outside The Workplace To Boost Performance Within It

The myth of the ‘compassionate layoff’

Why is employee engagement in the UK so chronically low?

Can ‘schedule send’ save us from out-of-hours emails?

Stanford-trained psychologist: This is the No. 1 way to sharpen your kid’s brain and help them succeed

Stanford duck syndrome: How the myth of effortless genius hurts learning

The Signs Your Kid Feels Ignored (and the Best Ways to Handle It)

Why ‘Follow Your Passion’ Can be Perilous Career Advice for Women Leaders

The Difference Between Genius and Growth (and Why That Should Matter to Companies)

Human-to-rat brain tissue implant boosts psychiatric disease research

Lab-Grown Human Brain Tissue Works in Rats

These rats have human cells in their brains. They may help scientists understand autism and schizophrenia.

What happens when human brain tissue is implanted into rats

Human neurons transplanted into rats to help study brain disorders

Scientists Grow Human Cells in Rat Brains to Study Autism, Schizophrenia

Transplant of human brain tissue into rats could help study autism, other disorders

Human cells in a rat’s brain could shed light on autism and ADHD

Human Brain Cells Grow in Rats, and Feel What the Rats Feel

Human brain organoids implanted into rats could offer new way to model disease

Inserting human neurons into the brains of rats

Pasca Lab

4 Steps To Make Yourself Unfireable In Your Career In 2024

Hustling harder doesn’t make your work more meaningful. Here’s what to do instead

From the Sorbonne to Silicon Valley with Minette Norman

L&D In Action: Winning Strategies from Learning Leaders

Skills for Catalyst Leader: Self-Awareness and Listening

An interview with the search giant’s chief measurements strategist

Celebrating Diversity: Author Minette Norman On How To Build Inclusive Communities

Google Chief Measurement Strategist Pens Converted: A How-To For Adopting Lifetime Value Metrics

3 Tips for Increasing Customer Lifetime Value (CLV)

What Does the Toothpick Rule Have to Do With Marketing Measurement Strategies?


Mary Murphy

We Were Wrong About What Happened to America in 2020

The Busiest Basement in Jackson Heights

20-Somethings Lost Something in the Pandemic. They Still Haven’t Found It


How to Really Know Another Person

The professor who wrote the book on ‘jerks at work’ is sounding the alarm on a new office scourge: Too much niceness

A ‘culture of niceness’ at your company could actually be a red flag that people can’t be honest, NYU professor says

Most people aren’t honest in exit interviews — the default is bull—-, says NYU professor

Returning to the office is like getting back with an ex-spouse. It may provide the secret to a happy reunion.

How to recruit with softer skills in mind

How to Jerk-Proof a Job Search

Why is sexual harassment and assault still happening at work?

What Should Workers Expect in the Job Market for 2024?

Can you be ‘too nice’ at work?

Celebrating Black Culture With a Careful Eye

How dark offshore money threatens democracy

Get Ready for the Great AI Disappointment

“We need to take away children.”

Frieze New York, First Live Art Fair in a Year, Kicks Off at the Shed

Tribute to Vision & Justice Project and Founder Sarah Elizabeth Lewis

15 New York Gallery Shows That Altered the Course of Contemporary Art

Portrait Photography Through the Lens of Fredrick Douglass

Isaac Julien’s Pictures and Progress

The most-photographed person in 19th-century America knew the power of being seen

New Wadsworth exhibit explores the power of images through the lens of Frederick Douglass

Richard Avedon at 100

Vision & Justice


Converted: The Data-Driven Way to Win Customers’ Hearts

Seek Progress, Not Perfection

Building Relationships In Digital Channels

Google’s Neil Hoyne on using data to win customers’ hearts

Converted Book Bites: 5 Key Insights

How Managers Can Build a Culture of Experimentation

The Perils of Data Analytics

How to Make a Staycation Feel Like an Actual Break

The 6-Day Energy Challenge

Opinion: Resolutions aren’t the key to a happier new year. Here’s where to start



Middle Managers Are Exhausted. Top Teams Need to Listen.

4 ways to build career-advancing connections in a hybrid era

3 ways executives hold Black women back at work

Supplier Diversity Programs Are Failing Black-Owned Businesses

How the pandemic has impacted the female workforce

Don’t Let Chief Diversity Officer Be a Dead-End Job

How long does it take to form a habit?

Choiceology Podcast

Katy Milkman

How the Hell Are Small Businesses Supposed to Be Cyber-Compliant?

Campus Speech Codes Should Be Abolished

How to Sustain Your Empathy in Difficult Times

Pirelli Calendar 2024: Idris Elba and Angela Bassett Headline ‘Timeless’ Show of Black Excellence

The No. 1 Simple Phrase Successful People Use—That Most Are Afraid to Say: Psychology Expert

Will A.I. Make CEOs Obsolete?

Transforming Workplaces as a Boldly Inclusive Leader

How to train your brain to become more curious

4 Phrases That Build a Culture of Curiosity

What Could Happen If We All Got More Curious About Opposing Views?

10 C-Habits Of High-Minded Leaders And Top Career Performers

The 1 Thing You Should Never Say to a Self-Critical Person

How being deeply curious can strengthen connections

I’ve Worked With Generative AI for Nearly a Year. Here’s What I’ve Learned.

Leaders don’t need to choose between empathy and efficiency. Here’s how they can be both

Overtime: James Kirchick & Matt Duss

Feeling Stressed? These 5 Books Can Help.

AI needs to be more ‘pro-worker.’ These 5 policies can help

Wired Names Katie Drummond as Its Next Leader

Katie Drummond WIRED Profile

TIME100 AI: Kate Crawford

Five Best Books to Read to Get Smart About AI

The Slave Sale That Saved — and Stained — Georgetown

Strange Planet

272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?

The families enslaved by the Jesuits then sold to save Georgetown

My Church Was Part of the Slave Trade. This Has Not Shaken My Faith.

Confronting Georgetown’s History of Enslavement

She Broke the News That the U.S. Catholic Church Sold Enslaved People. She’s Still Going to Mass.

‘The 272’ Review: Slaves of Georgetown


Naomi Klein investigates ‘conspiracy theory culture’ that has shaken her life

30 Under 30 Local Boston

In ‘Black Agenda,’ thought leaders pose solutions to complicated issues

Where Is Our Black Agenda? This New Book Begins To Answer That Call

Black Agenda: A conversation with Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

The Heavy Cost of Banning Books About Black Children

3 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Commute

HBCUs have been underfunded for decades. A history of higher education tells us why

The End of Affirmative Action. For Real This Time.

Howard University Among HBCUs With More Black Students Than All 8 Ivy League Institutions Combined

All Stories by Adam Harris


What the U.S. pollsters missed

Studying the Presidential Election

A Kid’s-Eye View of the U.S. vs. ‘Whales’

Now We Know Their Names

How Germany Remembers the Holocaust

Crash Course: Black American History Playlist

Clint Smith

Modern Arena: Speaking

Laurel Braitman Teaches Doctors the Power of Storytelling

A.I. Is Coming for Mathematics, Too

For Most Asian Americans, Diversity Is a Core Value—Even If a Loud Minority Contests It

What You Might Not Know About Charles Booker

Charles Booker Touts Abortion Rights in Kentucky Senate Bid

Democratic Senate Candidate Booker Discusses Policy Positions and Commitment to Service

Former State Representative Charles Booker Appointed to Beshear Administration

Charles Booker: The Young Democrats and The Fight for America’s Future

Is the world an exciting or a terrifying place? Your answer can powerfully shape your life and your political views, new research says.

Want to Raise Happy, Healthy, Entrepreneurial Kids? Don’t Teach Them the World Is a Bad Place

Don’t Teach Your Kids to Fear the World

How Primal Beliefs Shape Employee Engagement

Does Religion Help You See the World as Good?

Many Differences between Liberals and Conservatives May Boil Down to One Belief


How Your Beliefs Shape Reality

Hood to the Holler

The Story of Art Without Men — A Plea for Overlooked Female Artists

10 Best Art Books of 2022

The Great Women Artists Podcast

Katy Hessel: The Great Women Artists

Raquel Willis

A Mother’s Love

Black Trans Women Are Solving The Epidemic Of Violence, Support Us

Mothers & Daughters of the LGBTQ+ Movement

The Trans Obituaries Project

America Dissected

The Incision


LaToya Ruby Frazier: Monuments of Solidarity Announcement

Approaching Inclusion Through Psychological Safety: Ideas for Localization Teams

Workplace Safety: Speaking Up Without Being Thrown Out

Boldly Inclusive Leader

AI: “An Exponential Disruption” with Kate Crawford

The Discord Leaks, San Francisco Safety, and Kate Crawford on AI

ChatGPT invented a sexual harassment scandal and named a real law prof as the accused

Peering Into the Future of Novels, With Trained Machines Ready

Unlock the Predictive Power of Machine Learning

7 lessons to ensure successful machine learning projects

In Win for Tech Industry, Patent Office Head to Stay Under Trump

Unity Appoints Michelle K. Lee to Board of Directors

ChIPs Hall Of Fame | Michelle K. Lee

USPTO Profile

Michelle Lee shows us that patenting doesn’t have to be expensive

As Brands Embrace Artificial Intelligence, It’s The Human Touch That Will Drive Value

B2B war stories and anecdotes from tech and telco execs.

Two Companies, One Goal: Designing a Winning Customer Experience at Verizon and The Nature’s Bounty

Master of his domain: Justin Reilly

How to Win the Telecom Industrial Revolution



Ian Bremmer says America is no longer “indispensable,” and that’s bad news for Britain

The Meaning of Brexit: An interview with Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer’s Articles for TIME

Ian Bremmer: Author and President of Eurasia Group

The Question We’ve Stopped Asking About Teenagers and Social Media

‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens

Why Do We Do Things That Are Bad For Us?

America Goes About Juvenile Crime Sentencing All Wrong


I Posed Naked For The Cover Of Time Magazine. 19 Years Later, I Wanted To Pose Again

Being “Irrepressible” with Little Rock Nine Member Minnijean Brown-Trickey

Official Website

Happiness 2.0: The Only Way Out is Through

My arrest at Occupy Wall Street

Diego, Frida, and Me

Molly Crabapple, Occupy’s Greatest Artist, Opens Show This Weekend

Rubber Bullets in the Streets of Madrid

The World of a Professional Naked Girl

Molly Crabapple – causing mayhem with words and pictures

Q&A: Occupy’s ‘Greatest Artist’ Writes Her Memoirs

Syria’s Spreading Bloodshed

We Must Risk Delight After a Summer Full of Monsters

Slaves of Happiness Island

From burlesque to the front lines, artist Molly Crabapple is “Drawing Blood”

VICE editor explains how art and journalism can intersect in ‘reportage art’

Molly Crabapple Explains How You Can Be an Artist and an Activist

Sunday Book Review: Drawing Blood

The Istanbul bombing was an attack on the city’s cosmopolitan glory

Across the world minds are narrowing. We must fight back.

When anger turns to ink

Heartbreaking Portraits of Syrian Refugees

Molly Crabapple’s Mourning In America: The Republican National Convention Illustrated

How One Small Town In Puerto Rico Found Food And Community After Maria

Next Generation Leaders: The Journalist Drawing the World

Taking Drawing Lessons from Artist and Journalist Molly Crabapple

Puerto Rico Sketchbook: The Anarchist Bikers Who Came to Help

A Searing Memoir of Life and War in Syria

How Turkey’s Campaign in Afrin Is Stoking Syrian Hatreds

A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Molly Crabapple’s Guide to Making a Difference

Welcome to to Zo

Molly Crabapple: Bloomberg Is a Billionaire Republican Who Terrorized Black & Brown Youth

The Attack on Exarchia, an Anarchist Refuge in Athens

Scenes From an American Tragedy: The Texas Border Crisis

A Sanders Campaign Sketchbook

From maximum security prison to tech entrepreneur

He found a new way for prisoners to stay connected to friends and family

Entrepreneur Launches Tech Company To Help Incarcerated People Connect With Family

These valentines headed to prisons and detention centers across the country are heartbreaking and revealing

A Muslim Leader in Brooklyn, Reconciling 2 Worlds

Critics Cost Muslim Educator Her Dream School

Where Boys Grow Up to Be Jihadis

White House Quietly Courts Muslims in U.S.

The Jihadist Next Door

Best nonfiction of 2021

Invisible Child

The Man Behind the Anti-Shariah Movement

Mastering Innovation and Execution at Autodesk with Minette Norman

On Building Organizational Savvy, Actively Managing Your Career, Negotiating Office Politics, Self-Promotion, and Much More

Ep233: Minette Norman

Breaking Into Tech

Minette Norman Consulting

Ep #38: How to Embrace and Elevate Diversity in the Workplace with Minette Norman

James Ellroy’s Buzz M for Murder

Q&A: James Ellroy, The Author

‘This Storm’ Review: L.A. Noir, 1942

James Ellroy: Cracking the Case of Murdered Actor Sal Mineo

James Ellroy, The Art of Fiction No. 201

The Best Advice I Ever Got: Maureen Chiquet, Global CEO, Chanel


Maureen Chiquet: ‘Every Job I’ve Had Has Come From Inspiration’

Chanel CEO talks career choices, female empowerment

Maureen Chiquet | Global CEO, Chanel

Profiles: Maureen Chiquet | Chanel

Chanel’s former CEO Explains How ‘Horse Whispering’ Made Her a Better Boss

Maureen Chiquet Goes Beyond the Business of Chanel in Her New Book

Former Chanel CEO Maureen Chiquet on Running a Fashion Empire