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trending | Oct 18th, 2021

Acclaimed Chef Bryant Terry Celebrates Black Food and Culture in His Latest Book

For his sixth book, renowned chef, author, and food justice advocate Bryant Terry turned to his friends and colleagues. Black Food: Stories, Art & Recipes From Across the African Diaspora is a heartfelt celebration of Black culinary ingenuity, featuring the work of countless influential... Continue Reading →
trending | Oct 15th, 2021

Books to Read This Fall

Fall is upon us, so we here at Lavin wanted to bring you a selection of our favorite reads to grace your bookshelves this season. From riveting non-fiction that will change the way you see the world, to practical guidebooks for finding success in an unpredictable climate, there’s something here for... Continue Reading →
innovation | Oct 13th, 2021

The Lavin Agency Welcomes John List, Chief Economist at Lyft

The ideas that change the world are those that reach the largest number of people, says John List: a leading economist at The University of Chicago, and the Chief Economist at ride-share giant Lyft. But how can we make sure our best ideas reach our desired audiences? Thankfully, there are vital... Continue Reading →
innovation | Oct 7th, 2021

Overcoming Barriers to Change: The Lavin Agency Welcomes Loran Nordgren

At the heart of creating change lies a deep and often destructive assumption that can thwart our best efforts at innovation: it’s the conventional belief that the best way to get people to embrace our idea, is to increase the appeal of the idea itself. However, this approach neglects the... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Oct 5th, 2021

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Andrea Elliott Tells a Riveting Story of an Unequal America in Invisible Child

An investigative reporter for The New York Times, Andrea Elliott chronicles the life of a young girl facing poverty, homelessness, and racism in this astonishing and unforgettable book. Based on ten years of in-depth reporting, Invisible Child illuminates critical issues in America today,... Continue Reading →
psychology | Sep 24th, 2021

Cognitive Scientist Steven Pinker Makes the Case for Rationality in His New Book

It seems like rationality today is in short supply. On one end of the spectrum, scientists are achieving medical break-throughs—like developing the COVID vaccine—in record time. Yet on the other end, lies misinformation, fake news, and conspiracy theories bordering on hysteria. How can this be? And... Continue Reading →
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 →
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