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Stolen Focus

Why You Can't Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again

Johann Hari

Discover the groundbreaking examination on why our ability to pay attention is collapsing and how we can get it back. From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections comes Stolen Focus, an eye-opening journey across the world that reveals the troubling truth about who and what is hijacking our attention, and how we can reclaim it. Explore twelve deep causes of this crisis, including the decline of mind-wandering and rising pollution, all of which have robbed us of our attention. Learn from Silicon Valley dissidents who learned to hack human attention, and veterinarians who diagnose dogs with ADHD. Discover a favela in Rio de Janeiro where everyone lost their attention in a particularly surreal way, and an office in New Zealand that discovered a remarkable technique to restore workers' productivity. Essential reading for anyone who struggles with constant device switching and information overload.
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Have a feeling I’m going to be quoting this book to strangers, it couldn’t come at a better time @johannhari101 @BloomsburyBooks      source
i cannot recommend this book enough ... must read. a lot of things we suspected is true .... @johannhari101 #attentiondeficit. #informationoverload .      source