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psychology | Sep 21st, 2021

The End of Bias: Lavin Welcomes Science Journalist Jessica Nordell

We see the detrimental effects of unconscious bias and discrimination everywhere: in our schools, our workplaces, our hospitals, and beyond. Yet change is possible, says acclaimed science journalist Jessica Nordell. In her debut book The End of Bias, Lavin’s newest speaker shows us the... Continue Reading →
happiness & wellness | Sep 15th, 2021

Philosophy Chair and Award-Winning Author John Kaag Joins The Lavin Agency

We’re moving towards the post-pandemic world, but the collective grief, trauma, and suffering of the last two years still lingers. New Lavin speaker John Kaag, the Chair of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, shows us how we can process our feelings post-crisis, find hope and... Continue Reading →
artificial intelligence | Sep 10th, 2021

Rule of the Robots: Martin Ford Explores How AI Is Altering Every Dimension of Human Life

From the smartphones in our pockets to the diagnostic tools used by doctors, AI has taken over every facet of our lives. But in his new book Rule of the Robots, New York Times bestselling author Martin Ford argues that the true revolution has yet to come.   In this sequel to his prescient New... Continue Reading →
marketing | Sep 3rd, 2021

Lavin Welcomes Google’s Chief Measurement Strategist Neil Hoyne

Data in the twenty-first century is ubiquitous and essential, helping marketers learn about their customers with target precision. But what if we’re thinking about data all wrong? Having led over 2,500 engagements with the world’s biggest advertisers, Neil Hoyne shows us how to get the most out of... Continue Reading →
psychology | Aug 31st, 2021

Jay Van Bavel Offers a Revolutionary Understanding of Identity in The Power of Us

In his new book The Power of Us, Jay Van Bavel explores the dynamics of our social identities: What causes people to develop social identities? What happens when they define themselves by the groups they belong to? And under what conditions does the human tendency to divide the world into “us”... Continue Reading →
economics | Aug 24th, 2021

The Forces Shaping Our Future: The Lavin Agency Welcomes Harvard Economist Ken Rogoff

The time has come to start preparing for the post-pandemic world—but how can leaders cultivate the deep level of global and national understanding they’ll need for such future planning? To make sense of the sweeping economic forces that will define our strategies, The Lavin Agency is proud to... Continue Reading →
change management | Aug 16th, 2021

Futurist Jonathan Brill Reveals How to Turn Chaos Into Profit in Rogue Waves

Radical changes are hitting businesses harder, faster, and more often than ever before. And though everyone will face them at some point or another, some companies will fare better than others. In Rogue Waves, Jonathan Brill, an expert in resilient growth and decision-making in times of uncertainty... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Aug 10th, 2021

Redefining Power and Profitability: The Lavin Agency Welcomes DEI Leader Deepa Purushothaman

In her deeply personal book The First, the Few, the Only (forthcoming), Deepa Purushothaman reveals her experience as an Indian-American woman in the corporate world. Joining The Lavin Agency as a new speaker, she offers this real-world experience as a guiding light for organizations looking to... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Aug 6th, 2021

Eyal Press Explores Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America

Before the COVID-19 pandemic drew attention to essential workers and our utter dependence on them, there were countless ethically troubling jobs being performed out of sight. Imprisoning criminals. Slaughtering animals. Fighting wars. In his masterful new book Dirty Work, Eyal Press explores jobs... Continue Reading →
race | Aug 3rd, 2021

The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb Contextualizes a Historic Study on American Racism

A new look at a shocking 1960s government report on systemic racism, edited by Lavin Speaker Jelani Cobb, reveals how we’re tragically repeating history.  In The Essential Kerner Commission Report, Columbia professor and New Yorker correspondent Jelani Cobb, and his co-editor UC Berkeley... Continue Reading →
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