Podcast: Johann Hari on Why We’re Losing Our Ability to Focus

Podcast: Johann Hari on Why We’re Losing Our Ability to Focus

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Author and journalist Johann Hari talks to Cheryl about why we’re losing our ability to focus, and what we can do to fix this. His latest book, Stolen Focus, is out now.

About the author:

Johann Hari is a writer and journalist. He has written for The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, and other newspapers. His TED Talks have been viewed over 70 million times, and his work has been praised by a broad range of people, from Oprah Winfrey to Noam Chomsky to Joe Rogan.

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    Publisher details

    Stolen Focus
    Author
    Johann Hari
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury
    Genre
    Non Fiction
    Released
    06 January, 2022
    ISBN
    9781526620248

    Synopsis

    Why have we lost our ability to focus? What are the causes? And, most importantly, how do we get it back?

    For Stolen Focus, internationally bestselling author Johann Hari went on a three-year journey to uncover the reasons behind our shortening attention spans. He interviewed the leading experts in the world on attention, and learned that everything we think about this subject is wrong.

    We think our inability to focus is a personal failing – a flaw in each one of us. It is not. This has been done to all of us by powerful external forces. Our focus has been stolen. Johann discovered there are twelve deep cases of this crisis, all of which have robbed some of our attention. He shows us how in a thrilling journey that ranges from Silicon Valley dissidents, to a favela in Rio where attention vanished, to an office in New Zealand that found a remarkable way to restore our attention.

    Crucially, he learned how – as individuals, and as a society – we can get our focus back, if we are determined to fight for it.

    Johann Hari
    About the author

    Johann Hari

    Johann Eduard Hari is a Swiss-British writer and journalist. He has written for a number of publications including The Independent and The Huffington Post and has written books on the topic of the war on drugs, the monarchy, and depression.

    Books by Johann Hari

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