The Distraction Addiction by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang audiobook

The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul

By Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Read by Walter Dixon

Gildan Media 9781469025957
6.97 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Thequestion of our time: can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier andmore distracting by the day? We’veall found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breathwhile waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in front of a screen foran hour longer than we intended. Mobiledevices and the web have invaded our lives, and this is a big idea book thataddresses one of the biggest questions of our age: can we stay connectedwithout diminishing our intelligence, attention spans, and ability to reallylive? Can we have it all? AlexSoojung-Kim Pang, a renowned Stanford technology guru, says yes. The Distraction Addiction is packed withfascinating studies, compelling research, and crucial takeaways. Whether it’sbreathing while Facebook refreshes, or finding creative ways to take a fewhours away from the digital crush, this book is about the ways to tune inwithout tuning out.

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Summary

Summary

Thequestion of our time: can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier andmore distracting by the day?

We’veall found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breathwhile waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in front of a screen foran hour longer than we intended.

Mobiledevices and the web have invaded our lives, and this is a big idea book thataddresses one of the biggest questions of our age: can we stay connectedwithout diminishing our intelligence, attention spans, and ability to reallylive? Can we have it all?

AlexSoojung-Kim Pang, a renowned Stanford technology guru, says yes. The Distraction Addiction is packed withfascinating studies, compelling research, and crucial takeaways. Whether it’sbreathing while Facebook refreshes, or finding creative ways to take a fewhours away from the digital crush, this book is about the ways to tune inwithout tuning out.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Pang reminds us that our brains are still capable of feats far beyond the reach of computers.” Mother Jones
“A great primer on the interplay between mind and tech.” Publishers Weekly
“Pang implores us to use technology more mindfully in this thoughtful book that is rich in research and anecdote.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Author Bio: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang has spent the past twenty years studying people, technology, and the worlds they make. A professional futurist with a PhD in the history of science, he is a former Microsoft Research fellow, a visiting scholar at Stanford and Oxford universities, and a senior consultant at Strategic Business Insights, a Silicon Valley-based think tank. His writings have appeared in Scientific American, American Scientist, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review, as well as in many academic publications.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English