The book is a solution to the crisis for everyone – men, women, parents, and children — dealing with digital distraction which aims to solve the effects of digital addiction by helping us rebuild the strength to focus, learn and grow through each chapter. One of the original oracles of Silicon Valley, Brian is a world-renowned keynote speaker and has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, helped launch hundreds of start-ups and advised celebrity entrepreneurs from Shaquille O’Neal to Ashton Kutcher to Oprah!
Did you know…
The constant stimulation of tech is rewiring our brains, altering body chemistry and affecting our productivity, health, and wellness?
- Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other popular apps/games were deliberately designed to change our behaviors (it’s called persuasive design).
- On average it takes 23 minutes to regain focus every time you pull away from a project to check your phone or twitter feed.
- 36% of Millennials and Gen Z employees say they spend two hours or more checking their smartphones for personal activities during the workday.
- Digital distractions cost the U.S. economy $997 billion a year in lost productivity.
- Multitasking, the way most Americans “get things done,” actually reduces productivity by 40% and lowers IQ scores.
- Social Media is damaging our teens. The more time they spend on social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, suffer low self-esteem and compare themselves negatively to their peers. 50+% prefer texting to talking!
This list goes on…
Today, most people are living with persistent distraction because it’s just a fact of life now. But, like cigarettes, which were originally endorsed by doctors, many of the devices and social networks we use were designed to be addictive. It’s time for a holistic approach to putting digital distractions in their place.
More than an Author, A Digital Distraction Survivor…
Brian is a bit of a Silicon Valley legend who helped advise more than 1,000 startups as well as researching technology’s evolving effects on markets and behaviors. He’s not coming at this topic as an expert in self-help. He’s an admitted victim who confronted his own loss of focus and productivity before writing this book.
- The straight dope on how the tech industry got us addicted and keeps us addicted to Facebook, gaming and more.
- His own challenges with distraction and ineffective multitasking and explores his journey to find short-term hacks and then long-term solutions to solve this problem.
- Maps out a plan all of us can use to regain focus and creativity while learning to use Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, emails and all those apps on our smartphones as tools that enhance our lives instead of dominating them.
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