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diversity & inclusion | Jan 29th, 2020

MIT’s Susan Hockfield Joins Effort to Reduce Bias in Biotech Funding Reports The Washington Post

Though there has been a significant improvement for women in the sciences over the past few decades, men continue to dominate leadership positions, especially in the biotech sphere. Lavin Speaker and former President of MIT Susan Hockfield teamed up with entrepreneur Sangeeta Bhatia and biologist... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Jan 28th, 2020

When Hard Work Isn’t Enough: Business Professor Laura Huang Helps Us Find Our Edge

In her debut book Edge, Harvard Business School professor Laura Huang busts the myth that hard work alone will get us to our goals. Instead, she teaches us how to find our “edge”—the unique qualities that set us apart—and open doors to money, time, and connections.   Wouldn’t it be nice if career... Continue Reading →
science | Jan 27th, 2020

Futurist Douglas Rushkoff Announces New Four-Part Docuseries, Exponential

The author, philosopher and futurist Douglas Rushkoff just announced his latest project: a four-part docuseries called Exponential, where he will lead viewers on a journey from the beginning of the digital age through to its manifestation today—and what it could look like tomorrow. The series,... Continue Reading →
marketing | Jan 27th, 2020

Joe Jackman Repositions Change as a Force to Be Embraced in The Reinventionist Mindset—Out Tomorrow!

What if, instead of fearing, resisting, and hiding from change, we ran towards it with open arms? How might our lives and our businesses transform? How might we become better positioned to thrive in an era of disruption? In The Reinventionist Mindset, CEO and world-renowned Reinventonist Joe... Continue Reading →
literature | Jan 27th, 2020

Margaret Atwood Announces Release of Dearly, Her First Poetry Collection in Over a Decade

Margaret Atwood’s already incredible career was absolutely on fire ilast year, with The Testaments—the hotly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale— breaking sales records and taking home the Booker Prize. And her 2020 shows no signs of slowing down, with today’s announcement of her upcoming... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Jan 24th, 2020

Lavin's Top 10 Corporate Culture Speakers Changing the Workplace of Tomorrow

More than just a modern-day business buzzword, corporate culture plays an integral role in a company’s success. Whether it’s innovation, collaboration, diversity, or a commitment to taking risks, Lavin’s Top Corporate Culture Speakers will help you elevate your organization by championing strong... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 23rd, 2020

Forbes CCO Randall Lane Organizes the Magazine’s First Under 30 Voter Survey

The Forbes Under 30 Voter Survey, powered by Zogby, polled 1,014 young American voters on the upcoming election—revealing somewhat unexpected results. Chief Content Officer Randall Lane weighs in on the younger generation’s attitude towards the presidential race.  Though Bernie Sanders remains... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Jan 22nd, 2020

Davos Needs to Wake Up to the Ills of Centralization: Cryptocurrency Expert Michael Casey for CoinDesk

World leaders and dignitaries from every sphere of influence will gather in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Topics to be discussed range from climate change to political polarization—but are the elite guests missing the point? In Michael Casey’s latest article for CoinDesk, he... Continue Reading →
psychology | Jan 20th, 2020

Stanford Psychologist Jamil Zaki Explores the Intersection of Empathy and Tech, on NPR

There are millions of people who want to interact with others in a more productive way online—but how can we empower them to do so? Jamil Zaki, author of The War for Kindness talks to NPR’s Here  & Now about technology and empathy, and how to intertwine them, to make a better, and more human,... Continue Reading →
climate change | Jan 20th, 2020

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells Inspires Upcoming HBO Series

David Wallace-Wells’ instant #1 New York Times bestseller The Uninhabitable Earth has been making waves and waking up the world to the realities of climate change since it was published. And now, HBO Max has just greenlit an anthology series of the same name, using his book as inspiration and... Continue Reading →
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