The average CEO of a Fortune 500 company gets just twenty-eight uninterrupted minutes a day.
This is just one of the many startling examples of Stolen Focus in Johann Hari new book.
Many readers of this newsletter have shared their desire to read more books "I'm just too distracted"
It's easy to blame yourself.
But Johann explains things differently:
"The truth is that you are living in a system that is pouring acid on your attention every day, and then you are being told to blame yourself and to fiddle with your own habits while the world’s attention burns."
Lack of attention is a system issue.
The system has been designed the big tech companies to steal your focus. Eyes on screens is the measure of success.
Stolen focus shares a handful of techniques to get your attention back. There are no easy answers. We now live in ‘an attentional pathogenic culture’ – an environment in which sustained and deep focus is extremely hard for all of us. You have to swim upstream to achieve it.