awards and honors | June 29, 2022

Deep Focus in a World of Distraction: Johann Hari's Book Named Amazon’s Best Science Book of 2022 So Far

Are you finding yourself distracted? Tired and unmotivated? It’s not just you. Our attention has been stolen by a system that doesn’t want us to concentrate, and it’s affecting our power to innovate and think deeply. But in his critically hailed investigation Stolen Focus—named Amazon’s best science book of 2022 so far—Johann Hari proves it’s not too late to recover from this focus crisis. “We couldn’t stop talking about this book,” Amazon says.

Through deep research and stories across the globe, Johann’s New York Times bestseller uncovers twelve root causes of our distraction and reveals the secrets to reclaiming our minds. He teaches us how to be more present, rediscover our “state of flow”, and forge lasting relationships, providing practical solutions for an age of distraction. “We are the free citizens of democracies,” Johann says. “We own our minds; we own our societies. And we can take them back if we want to.”


Johann is a charismatic speaker whose TED Talks have been viewed over 80 million times. He’s spent his life diving into the world’s biggest issues, including addiction and depression. He’s warm, passionate, and deeply committed to change. Susan Cain, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Quiet, says that “Johann Hari writes like a dream. He’s both a lyricist and a storyteller—but also an indefatigable investigator.”


Watch Johann explain how our focus is broken—and how to fix it—below.


How To Fix Your Focus & Stop Procrastinating: Johann Hari | E114

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