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Words matter — especially when they come from the President of the United States. Meet the brain behind Obama's, David Litt: his 24-year-old speechwriter and "comic muse." Presented by @smartwater.


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IVY member, model, and founder of KATAMA swimwear, Garrett Neff, aims to connect people with an experience they've had or want to have through his designs. What will you do next?


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IVY is venturing to all seven continents — and Antarctica is our next frontier! Journey to the South Pole with us for our Extreme Polar Odyssey in February 2018.


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Climate change is a global issue, but what can we do on in our communities? Environmental planning experts discussed possible solutions with #IVYMIA members. [📸: Timeout]


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How do you keep perspective in a field fueled by competition? Assistant Coach to the Golden State Warriors Jarron Collins became his team's go-to mentor after reevaluating his perspective of the game. Presented by @smartwater. [📸: San Francisco Chronicle]


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Arrive by plane. Vacation on foot, horseback, surfboard, and sand. Embrace the good life in Costa Rica on an IVY Wellness Retreat this December! Link in bio.


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Type 1 diabetes is surrounded by many misconceptions. Take a journey with IVY Member, Andrew Mika, as he fights diabetes by leading JDRF's Young Leadership Committee in NYC. Link in bio.

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Venture capitalist Eric Feng shares what you need to know before investing — and what he looks for in entrepreneurs.


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New Yorkers know the Brooklinen subway ads. Learn how two entrepreneurs took an idea to $25M in two years. [📸: @brooklinen]


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The southern region of Nicaragua boasts volcanoes, jungles, beaches, and much more. Learn about our adventures through the tropical Nicaraguan climate in @huffpost.


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Want to become a powerful negotiator? Listen to former @FBI Hostage Negotiator and CEO of The Black Swan Group Ltd, Christopher Voss talk about the three strategies everyone should know. A 24-year veteran of the Bureau, Voss reveals the field-tested tools FBI agents use to talk criminals and hostage-takers into — or out of —  any scenario you can imagine! Get access to exclusive thought leaders like Christopher Voss with IVY: The Social University.


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In honor of October being National Bullying Prevention Month, IVY teamed up with @janeclementi of the @Tyler_Clementi_Foundation for a special #IVYpodcast! The foundation sheds light on online and off-line bullying and Clementi shared with us her inspiration for starting the foundation. Listen to learn how you can help prevent bullying on a day-to-day basis!


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#HappyVeteransDay! IVY is truly grateful for our armed service members and their tremendous dedication and sacrifice. #IVYImpactForum's are beginning next week to continue discussion about veterans affairs and the critical work of reintegrating our troops back into civilian life. #IVYCHI we are coming your way Monday!

Veteran Spotlight: Will McNulty | William served as a civilian Intelligence professional in Washington DC. He worked in support of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council’s Iraq Threat Finance Cell, and the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence! After serving, he cofounded @TeamRubicon in 2010 with @jakewoodtr.


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The opportunity to become the next Reese Witherspoon or Will Smith is here! #IVYDC is hosting an interactive acting workshop to discover the acting techniques used by the stars. These skills can be harnessed onstage, but are equally critical to our professional endeavors. Join us next week to learn more! .
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What do Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Aziz Ansari all have in common? They all got their starts in improv comedy! Numerous business leaders are realizing the benefits of this collaborative, think-on-your-feet pastime. IVY Thought Leader @BKuhlan wrote a book on the subject, and told us in person how to use improv take our business skills to the next level. Read more about the reasons to try improv in #IVYmagazine! Link in bio. .
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@jarronctwin is Assistant Coach of the @Warriors, one of the most dominant teams in modern sports. Collins joined #IVYSF for a salon discussion, presented by @smartwater, to discuss how competing for the finals — and getting Curry and Durant to share the ball — applies to success in any endeavor, on and off the court! Listen to the full discussion on his #IVYpodcast. Link in bio.
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In honor of Veterans Day, we are hosting a special IVY Impact Forum across all of our cities for An Evening of Discussion on Veterans Affairs. Throughout the course of these forums, we will be previewing some of the veterans that are speaking! #IVYBOS kicks us off next week.

Veteran Spotlight: Rachel McNeill | An alum of @Harvard, McNeill served in the @usarmyreserve from 2002-2010 as a Heavy Construction Equipment Operator! She has since co-founded the Greater Boston Veterans Collaborative and is a steering committee member of @WarriorWriters. .
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#IVYxWhiskeyWeek is less than one week away! Our first pairing is Monday, November 13 with @SuntoryWhisky and we will be joined by Senior Brand Ambassador Gardner Dunn, who will teach us about Japanese whisky. Get more info by visiting the link in our bio! .
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What is the one item you'd never travel without? Five pounds of baby wipes, right? @bassamtarazi packed these for his unbridled adventure on the Mongol Rally — a 10,000 mile trek across the mountains and desert from Mongolia to Russia in a tiny scrapyard car. A man with many stories, Tarazi has traveled to all seven continents and 72 countries — and now he's sharing how to transform your epic tale into a book deal on #IVYMagazine. Check the link in our bio to learn more about how to get published and when you can read about how he survived his journey into the wild unknown! .
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SMH. K. THX. 😊 Do these abbreviated but abundant forms of language signal the death of meaningful communication? Linguist and cultural expert, John McWhorter, who also hosts the podcast Lexicon Valley, guided us through the history of language and linguistic shifts in an #IVYIdeasNight. Check out his full talk by clicking the link in our bio! .
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Research shows that the number one stressor amongst people in their 20s and 30s is money. Money causes a lot of anxiety, but luckily for IVY, @BethKobliner joined us to talk through how to budget, save, and invest more wisely. Take a look on #IVYtv! Link in bio. .
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Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer of @YouTube, the website that streams 1 billion hours of video per day, spoke to #IVYSF to discuss the rapidly changing media industry. Get a front row seat to the full discussion on #IVYtv by visiting the link in our bio! .
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Did you know that whiskey is beer that's been distilled two or three times? Beer is a technical term for whiskey wash, regardless of the type of raw ingredients used! Find out more interesting facts about all types of whiskey while indulging in gourmet cuisine in IVY's upcoming Whiskey Week. Get more info through the link in our bio. .
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For a man who had no desire to enter the marketing space, Uwe Ellinghaus, CMO of @Cadillac, far exceeded his own expectations. Ellinghaus, who is leading the brand's biggest marketing transformation in 115 years, joined #IVYNY to elaborate on how "Cadillac is so much more than a brand: it’s an American icon, it’s a cultural icon, it’s a design icon.” You can listen on the #IVYpodcast featured in our bio!

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Most athletes know how hard it is to picture life outside of their sport. Yet four-time Olympic gold medal winner Lisa Leslie found a way after 23 years and 15 league titles as a #WNBA basketball player. Join us tomorrow at an #IVYIdeasNight, supported by @zanlifeproducts, where Leslie and growth strategist Bridgette Chambers of Solomon Edwards will give us insights on how to gain competitive advantage in business and life! Link in bio. #IVYMIA

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Compassion, stability, trust, and hope. Have you ever seen these in an executive job description? @libbygill_co, former head of communications and PR for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting, is now a leadership expert & executive coach, and shared with us how to infuse hope into your corporate culture! Read more in her #IVYmagazine article! Link in bio.
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Sometimes getting fired can be a good thing and it most certainly was for @bakedbymelissa. We were joined by the amazing @melissabenishay for a sweet evening where she told our members about her path from corporate to cupcakes! Read more about Melissa and Baked by Melissa by visiting the link in our bio. .
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Everyone dreams of living the “good life.” We were lucky enough to have renowned professor at Harvard University, Michael Puett show us how to apply deep philosophical ideas in our own lives by offering exciting new ways of thinking. He revealed what Chinese history and culture can teach us about living our best life. Take a look on #IVYtv! Link in bio. .
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From private jet charters, 160 foot yachts, to customized vacations, IVY hosted an Ideas Night, presented by @smartwater, with three leaders in the luxury travel space: @Gil.Antolin (Founder at @luxuryworldtraveler), @Bret_Lockett (Partner at @m2jets and former NFL safety), and Scot Barbour (VR Specialist). Take a look at the full talk here to get insights on how these three men became involved in the luxury travel world! .
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