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Today marks a new edition of The Bulletin, our round up of the week’s top stories surrounding the work of our world-chan...
01/07/2022
The Lavin Agency on LinkedIn: The Bulletin: The Question of Impending Civil War, Deadly Far-Right

Today marks a new edition of The Bulletin, our round up of the week’s top stories surrounding the work of our world-changing speakers. Take these highlights and intrigue your colleagues, entertain your dinner guests, or broaden your own horizons!
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Today marks a new edition of The Bulletin, our round up of the week’s top stories surrounding the work of our world-changing speakers. Take these highlights...

01/06/2022

“If we don’t start to do this differently, it’s never going to change”: Deepa Purushothaman, the first Indian-American to make partner at Deloitte, tells the story of why she took up the fight for women of color in the workplace.

Get to know Deepa here: https://bit.ly/2VBQbih

Can a consensus on American history ever exist?In a NPR special episode, MacArthur Genius Nikole Hannah-Jones considers ...
01/05/2022
Presenting 'Throughline': Nikole Hannah-Jones and the war over history : It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

Can a consensus on American history ever exist?

In a NPR special episode, MacArthur Genius Nikole Hannah-Jones considers the question through the lens of her Pulitzer Prize-winning 1619 Project—the catalyst for the country's latest battle over historical narratives.

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In this special episode from our friends at Throughline, co-hosts Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei explore the war over history with Nikole Hannah-Jones, an investigative journalist at The New York Times and the creator of the 1619 Project. They discuss how the 1619 Project became one of the mos...

The myth that group solidarity leads directly to prejudice and conflict is wrong—and could be dangerous—writes , *The Po...
01/05/2022
The Myth of Tribalism

The myth that group solidarity leads directly to prejudice and conflict is wrong—and could be dangerous—writes , *The Power Of Us* author, and NYU professor Jay Van Bavel.

Alongside co-author Dominic Packer, Jay explains both the positives and negatives of our collective norms: bit.ly/336GDQc

Beware of the false notion that group solidarity leads inevitably to conflict.

What common mistake do we make when trying to bring our best ideas to life?  In an excerpt of Wall Street Journal bestse...
01/04/2022
Why our instincts about innovation and change work against us

What common mistake do we make when trying to bring our best ideas to life? In an excerpt of Wall Street Journal bestseller *The Human Effect*, award-winning behavioral scientist Loran Nordgren explains why we must manage both the "fuel" and "friction" behind new ideas: bit.ly/3pTRq9c

New ideas inevitably face opposition. Overcoming it may require understanding the concepts of "Fuel" and "Friction."

Today we welcome acclaimed novelist and cultural critic Stephen Marche to The Lavin Agency. His book *The Next Civil War...
01/04/2022
Stephen Marche Speaking Bio and Videos | The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

Today we welcome acclaimed novelist and cultural critic Stephen Marche to The Lavin Agency. His book *The Next Civil War*—out today!—is a deeply researched work of speculative non-fiction imagining the chilling scenarios that could befall America if we don't act fast.

"In a time of torment, this is a book well worth reading.” (Kirkus Reviews).

Learn more about Stephen here: https://bit.ly/3qGEUJe

To book speaker Stephen Marche for your next event, contact The Lavin Agency today, his exclusive speakers bureau.

Are you hoping to start your new year with an intellectual bang? The Wall Street Journal recommends award-winning psycho...
12/31/2021
Reading Resolutions: 12 Books to Start a Smart New Year

Are you hoping to start your new year with an intellectual bang? The Wall Street Journal recommends award-winning psychologist Ethan Kross' *Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It*.
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Get off on the right foot with these fresh approaches to better thinking—and living—at home and at work, as reviewed in The Wall Street Journal.

Alongside Dante's *The Divine Comedy*, Thoreau's *Walden*, and *The Epic of Gilgamesh*, a cultural historian recommends ...
12/31/2021
Top 10 books about self-improvement | Anna Katharina Schaffner

Alongside Dante's *The Divine Comedy*, Thoreau's *Walden*, and *The Epic of Gilgamesh*, a cultural historian recommends Angela Duckworth's instant New York Times bestseller *Grit* as one of the top books to help you grow in 2022.
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In time for new year resolutions, a cultural historian chooses some of the best guides to making a better life, dating back to some of our earliest literature

12/30/2021
Is There an Ideal Time to Change- Katy Milkman

As we make our 2022 resolutions and look forward to a fresh year ahead, award-winning behavioral scientist Katy Milkman is *the* person best equipped to help us understand and make the most of this figurative “blank slate”.

Whether you hope to make change for yourself, your employees, or your customers, is it time to move forward with the goals you’ve always wanted to make?

Give people the tools they need, treat them with respect, and they will perform miraculous deeds—an uncomplicated yet pr...
12/30/2021
Sideways - 22. Inspiring Bill Strickland - BBC Sounds

Give people the tools they need, treat them with respect, and they will perform miraculous deeds—an uncomplicated yet profound insight from Bill Strickland. His Bidwell Training Center in Pittsburgh helps break cycles of poverty and empowers citizens to become experts in any field, regardless of their circumstances. Listen in and discover Bill's incredible and inspiring story: https://bbc.in/3JtW3OS

Matthew Syed explores how inspiring teachers can change the world, one student at a time.

In the year's final days, take a listen to this New York Times roundup of podcasts to help you recharge for '22—featurin...
12/29/2021
6 Podcasts for Reflection and Restoration

In the year's final days, take a listen to this New York Times roundup of podcasts to help you recharge for '22—featuring *Dear Therapists* from psychotherapist and author of New York Times bestseller *Maybe You Should Talk To Someone* author Lori Gottlieb. Listen in for real-life therapy sessions, actionable advice, and plenty of compelling human drama.
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During this time of uncertainty, these shows can help you to take a breath, refill your emotional cup and get some rest ahead of the New Year.

“A wonderful friend and client for over 30 years,” writes our founder and CEO David Lavin, “Ed was a treasure in every s...
12/29/2021
Honoring the Legacy of Edward O. Wilson, Pioneering Harvard Biologist | The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

“A wonderful friend and client for over 30 years,” writes our founder and CEO David Lavin, “Ed was a treasure in every sense of the word. The world has lost a unique soul.”

We as an agency were honored to represent one of the most distinguished American scientists and “modern-day Darwin” Edward O. Wilson, and are deeply saddened by the news of his passing. You can find our modest tribute to the leviathan of his pioneering influence here: https://bit.ly/3sIBUPl

Upon hearing of the passing of immensely influential biologist Edward O. Wilson, Lavin joins the multitude of world leaders, prominent scientists,...

"We’re breaking really big things," writes pioneering environmentalist, educator, and author Bill McKibben. He considers...
12/24/2021
The Year in Climate

"We’re breaking really big things," writes pioneering environmentalist, educator, and author Bill McKibben. He considers this past year's weather phenomena that suggest fundamental shifts in the ways our planet works in the face of the climate crisis.
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A summer that really scared scientists.

Instead of getting held down by a prison system that perpetuates oppression, hopelessness, and isolation, Flikshop found...
12/23/2021
He was facing life in prison. Now, he’s the CEO of the ‘Instagram for the Incarcerated.’

Instead of getting held down by a prison system that perpetuates oppression, hopelessness, and isolation, Flikshop founder and CEO Marcus Bullock served his time and got out determined to make a difference. It's a powerful tale of perseverance and innovation: bit.ly/3GZEOD2

Marcus Bullock, the founder and CEO of Flikshop, wants to be the poster child for second chances.

"Good information is becoming more expensive, while bad information will always be free," writes The Atlantic CEO Nichol...
12/23/2021
Speeding Ahead

"Good information is becoming more expensive, while bad information will always be free," writes The Atlantic CEO Nicholas Thompson, examining the ways in which digital technology continuously shakes up the media landscape. https://bit.ly/3pfHjes

Speeding Ahead Nicholas Thompson on how technology transforms media       By Nicholas Thompson December 20, 2021 a Shareon Twitter b Shareon Facebook Emailthis story One year on the Web is like seven years in any other medium,” a newsroom leader named Kevin P. McKenna told Laura Italiano in “...

The year's top books on American inequality are rounded up by the Center for Public Integrity, featuring Pulitzer Prize ...
12/22/2021
These books tackled inequality in 2021 – Center for Public Integrity

The year's top books on American inequality are rounded up by the Center for Public Integrity, featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones' *The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story* and New Yorker staff writer and Columbia Journalism School professor Jelani Cobb's *The Essential Kerner Report*.
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A year of deep looks at discriminatory systems in government, education, policing, poverty and media.

"Here's the thing. You might think that cynicism is a system upgrade that allows us to see who we really are. It's not. ...
12/22/2021
How to escape the cynicism trap

"Here's the thing. You might think that cynicism is a system upgrade that allows us to see who we really are. It's not. It traps us in a version of the world we don't want to live in—and one we don't have to."

Jamil Zaki—psychologist, Stanford professor and *The War for Kindness* author—makes the scientific case for optimism in his eye-opening TED Talk. https://bit.ly/3Jb1xOE

Some days, it's hard to be optimistic. But cynicism -- the idea that people are inherently selfish, greedy and dishonest -- is making humanity lonelier and more divided, says psychologist Jamil Zaki. Presenting fascinating research on cooperation, empathy and trust, Zaki makes the scientific case fo...

America is running out of ideas, wrote Atlantic staff writer Derek Thompson recently—but in the days since, he's decided...
12/21/2021
Is America Really Running Out of Original Ideas?

America is running out of ideas, wrote Atlantic staff writer Derek Thompson recently—but in the days since, he's decided his initial take wasn't quite right. " America is running out of something. But it’s not ideas, exactly," he writes. So what is it? Read on:
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The nation’s crisis of originality isn’t in our minds, but in our markets.

"His success throughout life has been against all odds...breaking all kinds of barriers along the way.” The inspiring st...
12/20/2021
Jordin Tootoo Documentary ‘Tootoo’ Announced by ScoreG Productions and Super Channel; 2022 Theatrical Release Planned

"His success throughout life has been against all odds...breaking all kinds of barriers along the way.” The inspiring story of the NHL's first Inuk player, Jordin Tootoo, is now a feature documentary—set for release next year and directed by the award-winning Michael Hamilton. bit.ly/3dXAGaq

EXCLUSIVE: Tootoo, a new documentary on Canadian hockey player Jordin Tootoo, the first Inuk player to play in the NHL, is in production with Super Channel and ScoreG Productions. Film hails from e…

Does it always have to be an uphill battle when it comes to making change? How can we do it better, less painfully, and ...
12/20/2021
Making Change With Katy Milkman

Does it always have to be an uphill battle when it comes to making change? How can we do it better, less painfully, and make it stick?

Read our latest article and discover the biggest breakthroughs of the decade in change research with pioneering behavioral scientist Katy Milkman, author of the bestselling *How to Change*.
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Does it always have to be an uphill battle when it comes to making change? Be it in our personal lives, in our teams, or in our organizations—making change is always on our list of goals. So how can we do it better, less painfully, and make it stick? Happily, the biggest breakthroughs of the decad...

Is it worth saving the lives of some adult smokers by having e-cigarettes available, if the price is ni****ne addiction ...
12/17/2021
What We Lost When Va**ng Got Political

Is it worth saving the lives of some adult smokers by having e-cigarettes available, if the price is ni****ne addiction in young people? Award-winning investigative journalist Vanessa Grigoriadis considers how America can best manage the question.
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Juul and other e-cigarette companies have—often with very good reason—become public enemy number one in the war on to***co. But what if they do offer adult smokers a path to quitting?

Today marks a new edition of The Bulletin, our round up of the week’s top stories surrounding the work of our world-chan...
12/17/2021
The Bulletin: The Year’s Top Stories, Exploring Links Between Fox News & Russia, And How to Navigate Hard Conversations

Today marks a new edition of The Bulletin, our round up of the week’s top stories surrounding the work of our world-changing speakers. Take these highlights and intrigue your colleagues, entertain your dinner guests, or broaden your own horizons!
https://bit.ly/3H8EUsr

Today marks a new edition of The Bulletin, our round up of the week’s top stories surrounding the work of our world-changing speakers. Take these highlights and intrigue your colleagues, entertain your dinner guests, or broaden your own horizons! For the week of Dec.

One of former President Obama's favorite books of the year? An astonishing story about the power of resilience, the impo...
12/16/2021
Barack Obama shares favorite 2021 books, movies, from 'The Lincoln Highway' to 'West Side Story'

One of former President Obama's favorite books of the year?

An astonishing story about the power of resilience, the importance of family, and the cost of inequality—Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott's *Invisible Child* (also named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Amazon, and the New York Times Book Review). bit.ly/3p0Fjqz

As with previous years, former President Barack Obama took to his Instagram on Wednesday to share his favorite books and movies of the year.

12/16/2021

To Gabby Rivera, it’s vital to encourage people of all backgrounds to create, daydream, and tell their own stories—and in so doing, change the world.

The author of *Juliet Takes a Breath*, she’s also the writer of the Marvel series *America*—featuring the first q***r, Latinx teen superhero, ever.

Inspire radical creativity, foster real dialogue, and discover how to uplift our most vulnerable communities with Gabby at your next event.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3oVHKur

Congratulations to Vanessa Grigoriadis—award-winning investigative journalist and author of *Blurred Lines*—whose *Falle...
12/15/2021
The best podcasts of 2021, according to Fortune staff

Congratulations to Vanessa Grigoriadis—award-winning investigative journalist and author of *Blurred Lines*—whose *Fallen Angel: The Victoria’s Secret Story* podcast has been selected as one of Fortune Magazine's best podcasts of the year.

Discover the Victoria’s Secret saga in a "chapter-by-chapter account of how the rot at the center of the business ultimately led to its demise as the arbiter of American beauty and s*x appeal".

Have you tuned in yet?

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From next-level talk radio to shocking exposés.

A pioneer in the field of inner strength training, Kristin Neff has revealed the science behind the power of self-compas...
12/15/2021
Dr. Kristin Neff Speaking Bio and Videos | The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

A pioneer in the field of inner strength training, Kristin Neff has revealed the science behind the power of self-compassion—it can increase motivation, boost resilience, and improve mental health. So how can we take advantage of this tool for ourselves?

Kristin explains her particular theoretical model as a recipe for baking delicious, nourishing, “self-compassion bread”.

INGREDIENTS:

- Mindfulness: First, we need to be willing to acknowledge and experience our emotional pain or discomfort in order to tap into the liberating force of self-compassion.

- Kindness: Then—just as we would respond when a friend is suffering—we must learn to also offer *ourselves* support and understanding, even when we are tempted to self-blame and judge.

- Acceptance: Finally, we discover how to embrace our imperfections. We need to frame our struggles in the light of the shared human experience, and remember that everyone makes mistakes. Instead of experiencing self-pity, we can then see our shared flaws as a source of connection with others—transforming it into a source of strength.

DIRECTIONS:
Discover how to bring all three ingredients together and cultivate a strong sense of self—as Kristin provides science-backed, step-by-step guidance for tapping your inner resources and transforming the way you work and live: https://bit.ly/39QHQvg

To book Dr. Kristin Neff for your next event, contact The Lavin Agency, her exclusive speakers bureau.

How can group identity—the same thing that fuels tribalism and partisanship—help us embrace our commonality and work mor...
12/14/2021
Identity Myths Busted

How can group identity—the same thing that fuels tribalism and partisanship—help us embrace our commonality and work more effectively together? Jay Van Bavel—*The Power of Us* co-author, NYU Psychology prof, and director of Social Identity & Morality Lab—explains with insights from his eye-opening research.
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With examples of partisanship and tribalism seemingly all around us, it's easy to imagine that the tendency to segregate ourselves into rival groups is an un...

Our founder, David Lavin, highlights the ideas that will shape the world of work in 2022—featuring the work of some of o...
12/14/2021
Top 7 Trends to Watch Out for in 2022

Our founder, David Lavin, highlights the ideas that will shape the world of work in 2022—featuring the work of some of our top speakers in , and .
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The Metaverse The metaverse has been on everyone’s lips since Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook rebrand. But what, exactly, is it—and how will it apply to you? Put simply, the metaverse is a future iteration of the Internet.

Random House has announced the forthcoming book *No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot,* authored by newly minted Dragons’ ...
12/13/2021
Dragons' Den Star Wes Hall to Publish His First Book With Random House | The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

Random House has announced the forthcoming book *No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot,* authored by newly minted Dragons’ Den judge Wes Hall. A story of drive, agency, and hope, *No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot* documents Wes' inspirational trajectory from humble beginnings—raised by his grandmother in a zinc-roofed hut on a Jamaican plantation—to finding his seat at the Bay Street table.

“Growing up in poverty in rural Jamaica, I didn’t think my life would turn out this way,” Wes said. “Back then I didn’t believe that I would one day have the ability to change lives and be the champion of the underserved. I have learned throughout my own journey that giving a person hope can transform their life and change the world. This book is about inspiring people to dream without limits.”

Today, Wes is one of Canada’s most respected business leaders and the founder of the BlackNorth Initiative, an organization committed to removing the systemic barriers negatively affecting Black people in the workplace. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ETlJSA
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To book Dragon's Den star Wes Hall for your next event, contact The Lavin Agency today, his exclusive speakers bureau.

"I wanted to write something that disentangled evidence and opinion, to help people make decisions right now...even thou...
12/10/2021
We Know a Lot More About Omicron Now

"I wanted to write something that disentangled evidence and opinion, to help people make decisions right now...even though we’re dealing with lots of imperfect information." —The Atlantic's staff writer and bestselling author Derek Thompson distills what we know, so far. bit.ly/3DCKGjK

Here's how to think about all the emerging data.

Today marks a new edition of The Bulletin, our round up of the week’s top stories surrounding the work of our world-chan...
12/10/2021
The Bulletin: A Revelatory Fitness Study, A Guide For Safe Holiday Planning, and Why LinkedIn Rules the Social Media Roost

Today marks a new edition of The Bulletin, our round up of the week’s top stories surrounding the work of our world-changing speakers. Take these highlights and intrigue your colleagues, entertain your dinner guests, or broaden your own horizons!
https://bit.ly/3IEH6cA

Today marks a new edition of The Bulletin, our round up of the week’s top stories surrounding the work of our world-changing speakers. Take these highlights and intrigue your colleagues, entertain your dinner guests, or broaden your own horizons! For the week of Dec.

Take a moment to watch this short film featuring stunning art by journalist, activist, and author Molly Crabapple—and se...
12/09/2021
Your Debt Is Someone Else’s Asset

Take a moment to watch this short film featuring stunning art by journalist, activist, and author Molly Crabapple—and see debt in a new light.

"Our monthly payments are a source of profit, a form of wealth transfer from struggling borrowers to the well-to-do. These profits are a source of power; debt is never just about money."
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Student loans, medical bills, credit cards — Americans are drowning in a record-breaking $15 trillion in debt.

12/09/2021

If we want to cultivate grit in order to thrive, we need to build upon a strong foundation of self-compassion and care, says psychologist Angela Duckworth—pioneering researcher and author of the instant New York Times bestseller *Grit*.

Learn more and discover the importance of character for achieving success here: https://bit.ly/3EFNptT

What math easter eggs and errors have you been missing in some of your favorite films and TV shows? New York Times bests...
12/09/2021
Mathematician Jordan Ellenberg breaks down Math films & TV shows

What math easter eggs and errors have you been missing in some of your favorite films and TV shows? New York Times bestselling author of *Shape* Jordan Ellenberg breaks down famous math scenes in Good Will Hunting, Jurassic Park, Moneyball, and The Simpsons. https://bit.ly/3lLHNqR

Professor of Mathematics Jordan Ellenberg breaks down some famous scenes from movies that depict maths on-screen, including 'Good Will Hunting', 'Jurassic Pa...

"It’s somehow easier to picture the Earth blasted and bleached by global warming...than to foresee the end of our 250-ye...
12/08/2021
Are We Doomed?

"It’s somehow easier to picture the Earth blasted and bleached by global warming...than to foresee the end of our 250-year experiment in self-government." —Bestselling author and The Atlantic staff writer George Packer explores the dangers of our failed imagination. https://bit.ly/3lLFW5l

To head off the next insurrection, we’ll need to practice envisioning the worst.

Congratulations to award-winning behavioral scientist Katy Milkman, whose ground-breaking book *How to Change* has been ...
12/08/2021
Our 8 Favorite Books in 2021 for Healthy Living

Congratulations to award-winning behavioral scientist Katy Milkman, whose ground-breaking book *How to Change* has been selected as one of The New York Times' top wellness books of the year. Pick up a copy at your local bookstore and make your New Years resolutions less of an uphill battle, as you discover a proven path that takes you from where you are to where you want to be.
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This year’s Well Book List includes advice on how to change behavior, lower anxiety, cope with hardship and heal with poetry.

"Man is the creature that doesn't know what to desire. And so we look to other people in order to know," writes Luke Bur...
12/07/2021
How to know what you really want | Luke Burgis | Big Think

"Man is the creature that doesn't know what to desire. And so we look to other people in order to know," writes Luke Burgis, author of *Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life*.

So how do you free yourself from chasing unfulfilling desires to gain a better chance at happiness? Get started by taking a moment to watch this fascinating primer on the concept.

https://bit.ly/3GpXnQS

How to know what you really want, with Luke BurgisSubscribe to Big Think on YouTube ►► https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink Up next ►► The ugly psychology behi...

Congratulations to #1 New York Times bestselling authors Nic Stone and Angie Thomas, whose collab *Blackout* has been se...
12/07/2021
The 11 Best Books of 2021

Congratulations to #1 New York Times bestselling authors Nic Stone and Angie Thomas, whose collab *Blackout* has been selected as one of the Teen Vogue's best books of the year. Angie even appears twice on the list, with her powerful *Concrete Rose* also featured!
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A complete guide to the must-read books of 2021.

There's work to be done in confronting unconscious age bias—but with little research available, where do we start? Forbe...
12/06/2021
Overcoming Unconscious Age Bias: An Expert's Advice

There's work to be done in confronting unconscious age bias—but with little research available, where do we start? Forbes interviews science and culture journalist Jessica Nordell about her revelatory debut book *The End of Bias* and the complicated battle against ageism.
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Why people make snap judgments of others based on age, and what could change that

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What will it take to revitalize America’s small towns? There are many examples underway across the country. New on the Craftsmanship podcast: Todd Oppenheimer in conversation with James & Deborah Fallows, co-authors of “Our Towns."

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NEW ON OUR PODCAST: James and Deborah Fallows spent 4 years crisscrossing the U.S. in a small plane, visiting dozens of small towns. The stories they found were surprising—and entirely contrary to the narrative we've all read about in the news. They saw communities engaged in a vigorous process of economic renewal—a stunning portrait of an America reinventing itself, literally from the ground up.
Because their work overlaps so forcefully with the theme of our Winter 2022 issue, we snagged the authors of "Our Towns" for a sit-down interview with Todd Oppenheimer, founder and executive director of The Craftsmanship Initiative.

Listen to “James & Deborah Fallows on ‘Our Towns’: a Craftsmanship Artisan Interview” on our site: https://1l.ink/6Z3FHCP
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Why do we develop social identities? And what happens when we define ourselves by the groups we belong to? Join me for a live Q&A on September 15th @12:30pm EST as I dive into the science of identity, based on my new book The Power of Us (with Dominic Packer).

Free registration (hosting by The Lavin Agency): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/authors-corner-x-jay-van-bavel-the-power-of-us-tickets-166935593855?aff=Jay
Instead of giving in to a prison system that perpetuates oppression, hopelessness, and isolation, Marcus Bullock served his time and got out, determined to make a difference. Read more at The Lavin Agency

https://bit.ly/3sI06i8
Commemorating Juneteenth? In her instant New York Times bestseller On Juneteenth, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed tells a vital story about race and America.

On June 10 at 12:00 PM, she joins The Lavin Agency for a live Q&A to discuss the book's fresh significance in today's fight for equality.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/authors-corner-x-annette-gordon-reed-on-juneteenth-tickets-157531301363
Virginia Heffernan...

It is good to see an ingrate like you coming out as an ingrate.

I'm referring to your complaint about a neighbor plowing your driveway. Obviously, this was racism. It may even be the second time Trump ordered an insurrection.

Your neighbors may be the kind of supporters who have a line of communication between them and Trump.

I've seen your pictures, there are many pictures of you available via google. I think it is possible that you wanted to shovel your own driveway because strenuous exercise is good policy, with diet, to maintain a healthy body and, I suppose, an enviable figure.

Perhaps you can sue those neighbors. Like, Now, every time I hear a truck with a plow attached to it plowing the ground where I live or where I travel, all I can think to do is to blame it on "racists."
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I was so moved when I received these lovely flowers from The Lavin Agency

I had to cancel all 2020 speaking events due to COVID but somehow these folks found a way to help me bring virtual conversations about worldwide when we needed them most. 💐🙏
Love your agency... have a few friends with you !
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Prof. Eric Klinenberg will serve as a virtual panel speaker for The Lavin Agency's What's the Future event exploring the ups and downs of mental health during self-isolation. Join today at 3pm!



https://www.thelavinagency.com/news/whats-the-future-lavin-live-free-virtual-event
Angela Duckworth, the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology, is a featured speaker along with Margaret Atwood, Naomi Klein, and other industry leaders at free virtual summit to discuss the personal, professional, and societal challenges of the pandemic.

Tune-in tomorrow (4/27) starting at 3 p.m. EST: https://bit.ly/2yIirUY

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