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Congratulations to Lavin Speakers Paul Tough and Edward O. Wilson, on having their books named to The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2012 list! Tough’s book, How Children Succeed, argues that we need to revolutionize our education system to focus on developing a child’s character as well as their intelligence. Wilson’s book, The Social Conquest of Earth, is fascinating look at how humanity’s interactions with each other—and with the world around them—have led to our species’ domination of the planet.
In his latest New York Times Op-Ed, investigative journalist Kurt Eichenwald (author of The Informant and Conspiracy of Fools) asks: How much information did the Bush administration have prior to the attack, and could they have acted on it? Eichenwald explains more in this interview with CBS News.
Hanna Rosin’s New York Times Magazinecover story, “Who Wears the Pants in This Economy?”, examines our changing social climate—where women are becoming the breadwinners of the household, and are outperforming men academically. “Of the 15 categories [of employment] projected to grow the fastest by 2016,” writes Rosin, “12 are dominated by women.”
Today in theNew York Times, Susan Cain, the bestselling author of Quiet and a self-confessed introvert, writes about how she prepared for her 2012 TED Talk, which drew a standing ovation: “I talked about my lifelong fear of public speaking, and about how I’d spent a year training in the style of a marathon runner to be the best and bravest speaker I could.”
Lavin’s Susan Cain is featured in this week’sTimecover story on shyness—and for good reason! Her book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, will debut at #4 on The New York Times bestseller list this weekend. Susan’s book is a rebuff to the Extrovert Ideal, and a manifesto for the under-utilized strengths of the quieter third of the population.