The Distracted Mind

Author by : Adam Gazzaley
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Description : Gazzaley and Rosen offer practical strategies, backed by science, to fight distraction. We can change our brains with meditation, video games, and physical exercise; we can change our behavior by planning our accessibility and recognizing our anxiety about being out of touch even briefly.


Summary The Distracted Mind Ancient Brains In A High Tech World By Adam Gazzaley And Larry D Rosen

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Description : * Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you will discover the effects of technology on your brain and how to limit them. You will also discover : how to become aware of your limitations; the impact of multitasking on your attention; how to master your technological environment; how to improve your driving and social relationships; how to become more productive and sleep better; the new avenues of neuroscience to boost your brain. The human brain, although a wonder of nature and the most complex structure known to date, is actually full of flaws, especially at the cognitive level. Its attention span is structurally limited. New technologies are constantly calling for greater attention and speed. They put pressure on the brain, which is not accustomed to such stimuli. This makes it difficult to maintain a healthy balance in a technologically invasive everyday life. Neurology and psychology provide valuable advice on how to adapt one's behaviour. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!


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Description : The Distracted Mind - Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World by Dr. Adam Gazzaley. The human brain, although it is a wonder of nature and the most complex structure known to date, actually contains many flaws that lead to cognitive biases. Its attention span is structurally limited. However, new technologies require more and more attention and reactivity from their users. They put pressure on the brain, which is not used to such stimuli. This results in difficulties in maintaining a healthy balance in a technologically invasive daily life. Neurology and psychology provide valuable advice on how to adapt your behavior. Why read this summary: Save time Understand the key concepts Notice: This is a THE DISTRACTED MIND Book Summary. NOT THE ORIGINAL BOOK.


The Distracted Mind

Author by : Adam Gazzaley
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Description : Why our brains aren't built for media multitasking, and how we can learn to live with technology in a more balanced way. "Brilliant and practical, just what we need in these techno-human times."'Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart Most of us will freely admit that we are obsessed with our devices. We pride ourselves on our ability to multitask'read work email, reply to a text, check Facebook, watch a video clip. Talk on the phone, send a text, drive a car. Enjoy family dinner with a glowing smartphone next to our plates. We can do it all, 24/7! Never mind the errors in the email, the near-miss on the road, and the unheard conversation at the table. In The Distracted Mind, Adam Gazzaley and Larry Rosen'a neuroscientist and a psychologist'explain why our brains aren't built for multitasking, and suggest better ways to live in a high-tech world without giving up our modern technology. The authors explain that our brains are limited in their ability to pay attention. We don't really multitask but rather switch rapidly between tasks. Distractions and interruptions, often technology-related'referred to by the authors as "interference"'collide with our goal-setting abilities. We want to finish this paper/spreadsheet/sentence, but our phone signals an incoming message and we drop everything. Even without an alert, we decide that we "must" check in on social media immediately. Gazzaley and Rosen offer practical strategies, backed by science, to fight distraction. We can change our brains with meditation, video games, and physical exercise; we can change our behavior by planning our accessibility and recognizing our anxiety about being out of touch even briefly. They don't suggest that we give up our devices, but that we use them in a more balanced way.


The Distracted Mind

Author by : Dr. Larry Rosen
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Description : In The Distracted Mind leading psychologist Larry Rosen, and pioneering neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley, explain why our minds have become addicted to email, text messages, virtual worlds and social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Through compelling true stories and scientific research, they show how digital distractions affect every aspect of life - from work, safety and communication to our relationships and health. The way our brains work mean we're all too easily hijacked by 'weapons of mass distraction', but there are countermeasures we can take. Rosen and Gazzaley offer proven strategies for regaining and retaining control over where we choose to focus our attention, making The Distracted Mind essential reading for anyone who wants to make best use of their brain today.


The Distracted Mind

Author by : Adam- Gazzaley
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Description : getAbstract Summary: Get the key points from this book in less than 10 minutes.Everyone knows multitasking disrupts how well their mind works...and almost everyone multitasks anyway. That's the irony of this book. Professors Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen have synthesized their academic work with a range of other research to document just how distracted modern society has become. They explain the aspects of the brain and mind that shape your cognitive capacity, the evolutionary roots of distraction, and the damage done by multitasking and task switching. They cover how distraction harms health, workplace performance, social relationships and physical safety. And they provide a number of techniques to help you gain control of disruptions. getAbstract recommends their work to those interested in improving their performance, safety, relationships or health, or in learning how technology affects society. However, due to the nature of distraction, and people's relationship to their technology, many probably won't apply the...wait, what were you saying? Just a sec, I have a text.Book Publisher:MIT Press


A Glimpse Into A Distracted Mind

Author by : A. N. Bellevue
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Description : A Glimpse into a Distracted Mind is a collection of poems written with the motive to enhance awareness about the chaos that takes place in someone whose been diagnosed with ADHD. Each poem is unique and different, with different themes, concepts, and ideas. Some things that are included is thoughts about addiction, death, life, nature, mental health, and much more. Take time to explore the mind of another, reengage your critical thinking skills, and challenge your reality. Also, if you enjoyed my book please leave a review or suggest it to a loved one!


Summary Of 05 Books

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Description : Summary of 05 Books Must-Read Summary: Discover How To Stay Focused And Concentrate 1. Summary "Deep Work" By Cal Newport 2. Summary "The 80/20 Principle" By Richard Kroch 3. Summary "The Distracted Mind" By Dr. Adam Gazzaley 4. Summary "The One Thing" By Gary Keller 5. Summary "The Power of Now" By Eckhart Tolle Disclaimer: This is a summary and not the original books.


Deep Work

Author by : Cal Newport
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Description : One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world. 'Deep work' is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. Coined by author and professor Cal Newport on his popular blog Study Hacks, deep work will make you better at what you do, let you achieve more in less time and provide the sense of true fulfilment that comes from the mastery of a skill. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive economy. And yet most people, whether knowledge workers in noisy open-plan offices or creatives struggling to sharpen their vision, have lost the ability to go deep - spending their days instead in a frantic blur of email and social media, not even realising there's a better way. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories -- from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air -- and surprising suggestions, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions you can make in an increasingly distracted world and this book will point the way.


Overcoming The Distraction Addiction

Author by : David Turner
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Description : Distracted? Do you desire to be productive & live life to the fullest? Wonder if better FOCUS might be the key ? Then this is the book for you. Say no to distraction now and read on ... In our world today, Distraction is gradually considered as a disease that hinders focus and accomplishing one's goal in a day or Life. With Life comes dreams & goals , that's what makes us humans; however, as with every project, there is a challenge; one of many is a distraction. This book is aimed at helping you identify, understand , and eliminate distractions from your Life. Regardless of your status, distraction is experienced by everyone & most importantly comes easy in this modern age . For instance, you are about to send an extremely important email, but got distracted by a Twitter notification, short on time, rather than ending the mail with "regards," you used "retards" without proofreading. A bummer , right? This book will help learn and practice different strategies to eliminate distractions gradually and assuredly. These strategies are effective in helping you retain focus on certain things rather than experiencing mild amnesia. Being organized , taking intermittent breaks as well as avoiding multitasking are some vital categories of these strategies. As you dive deeper into the world of distraction, you'll realize that once you master how to lessen it, opportunities arise out of nowhere. What's more interesting is your realisation as you discover more about distraction, is your capacity to master how to reduce distraction when the opportunity pops up out of nowhere. You begin to comprehend the importance of completing a task on-hand and giving it complete attention and focus. This helps in developing, impacting and achieving results in the quality of living as well as future success . It is safe to say distraction and procrastination caused by distraction are the main reason you are not productive yet and struggle to enjoy your life to the fullest. Bullet points of what the book has covered: Learning about distractions and how it transforms into an addiction Brain Refining for Less distraction The mind exercise for maximum focus Minimizing distraction through a healthy lifestyle Procrastination a pathway to distraction Effectiveness of Planning & Scheduling Break as a key instrument for better focus The powers of meditation & prayer Proper hydration for Body refreshment Power of focus for more Importance of focus for better time management Learning from mistakes through better focus A wide range of tools and practical applications


The End Of Ownership

Author by : Aaron Perzanowski
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Publisher by : MIT Press
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Description : An argument for retaining the notion of personal property in the products we "buy" in the digital marketplace.


The Distracted Knight

Author by : Judith Silverman Neaman
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The Distracted Yogi

Author by : M. G. Desgagne
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Publisher by : CreateSpace
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Description : What is Trauma? How do you define Recovery? This amazing true story of heartbreak & loss and ultimately-true healing will give you another perspective with which to ponder & possibly even answer these two compelling questions. Michelle Desgagne is The Distracted Yogi. She didn't start out in life this way but a cycling accident changed all that when the resulting Traumatic Brain Injury created within her a void of personality, character & connection to herself & to everyone else. It was ultimately to become, in her mind, an opportunity, to live an authentic life in congruence with her greater life-purpose. Join Michelle on her raw & real journey of Trauma-to-Drama-to-Transformation. Even if you are not Brain Injured you will get something of value out of her story-perhaps first understanding then ultimately learning to love yourself in the process.


Summary Of Deep Work Rules For Focused Success In A Distracted World Cal Newport

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Description : ORIGINAL BOOK DESCRIPTION Deep Work is a term used by the author and Professor Cal Newport to describe the ability of people to concentrate on important work, without distractions, and to obtain impacting results. During the narrative of his book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, the author describes the benefits that can bring in a world as competitive as the current one being able to develop this ability to focus 100% on a task, avoiding the multiple distractions involved in new communication technologies, especially social networks. In order to enter the deep work zone, the author acknowledges that the person must want to do it because it is a demanding process that merits dedication and effort to change many of the common habits. That is why Newport proposes four golden rules that could help the person, who so desires, to perfect the techniques to do a Deep Work.


Distracted Driving

Author by : James Guerro
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Description : To get distracted is human -- and there are so many possible things to do in a vehicle today besides actually driving it. All of them can lead to huge costs and losses. How do you solve this problem that only seems to be getting worse? You could start with this: there's technology to save us from the technology that distracts us, but it's far more than that. That's because drivers aren't only getting distracted with smartphones, GPS settings, infotainment systems or other tech items in their vehicles, although those are a large source of distraction. A driver might just be having a bad day or zone out and their mind drifts onto something other than the task that should be at hand. This is a book every driver should own to avoid misfortunes. Contents of this book: PART 1: Moments of Truth Chapter 1: Paradise Lost Chapter 2: A New Journey - Launching Our Foundation Chapter 3: Therapy Is a Two-Way Street - Michael's Story PART 2: Working Knowledge Chapter 4: The Distraction Epidemic Chapter 5: Combating Distraction with Technology Chapter 6: Outlawing distractions - Just the Ticket or Not Enough? Chapter 7: Changing Hearts and Minds - "Learning" Our Way Out of Distraction Chapter 8: We Can Change the World Appendix Interviewees Endnotes


The Widow At The Piano

Author by : Sue Fagalde Lick
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Description : The Widow at the Piano takes readers on a journey through the distracted mind of the music minister who has recently lost her husband to Alzheimer's disease and whose only nearby family is the church family at Sacred Heart Church in Newport, Oregon.


The Virtues Of Abandon

Author by : Charly Coleman
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Publisher by : Stanford University Press
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Description : France in the eighteenth century glittered, but also seethed, with new goods and new ideas. In the halls of Versailles, the streets of Paris, and the soul of the Enlightenment itself, a vitriolic struggle was being waged over the question of ownership—of property, of position, even of personhood. Those who championed man's possession of material, spiritual, and existential goods faced the successive assaults of radical Christian mystics, philosophical materialists, and political revolutionaries. The Virtues of Abandon traces the aims and activities of these three seemingly disparate groups, and the current of anti-individualism that permeated theology, philosophy, and politics throughout the period. Fired by the desire to abandon the self, men and women sought new ways to relate to God, nature, and nation. They joined illicit mystic cults that engaged in rituals of physical mortification and sexual license, committed suicides in the throes of materialist fatalism, drank potions to induce consciousness-altering dreams, railed against the degrading effects of unfettered consumption, and ultimately renounced the feudal privileges that had for centuries defined their social existence. The explosive denouement was the French Revolution, during which God and king were toppled from their thrones.


Delivered From Distraction

Author by : Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
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Publisher by : Ballantine Books
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Description : “If you read only one book about attention deficit disorder, it should be Delivered from Distraction.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder–all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD. As Hallowell and Ratey point out, “attention deficit disorder” is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime. Inside you’ll discover • whether ADD runs in families • new diagnostic procedures, tests, and evaluations • the links between ADD and other conditions • how people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths • the new drugs and how they work, and why they’re not for everyone • exciting advances in nonpharmaceutical therapies, including changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle • how to adapt the classic twelve-step program to treat ADD • sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them • strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness ADD is a trait, a way of living in the world. It only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read. Praise for Delivered from Distraction “The definitive source of information on attention deficit disorder.”—Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., director, Child Study Center, New York University School of Medicine “A deeply wise and truly helpful book, written with frankness, humor, and tremendous empathy.”—Perri Klass, M.D., co-author of Quirky Kids


Mental Focus

Author by : Mackenzie Dale
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Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : This book is a guide on how you can improve mental focus and memory during work, school hours, and in your day-to-day living. It consists of simple guidelines that you can do to immediately improve your memory. Included is a step-by-step guide to help improve and increase your mental focus, a list of concentration and memory exercises, and all the recommended brain boosting supplements there is to find. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... -A Distracted Mind, A World Out of Focus -A 3-Step Mind Improvement Method -Change Your Way of Thinking -Change Your Diet and Lifestyle -Change the Physical Environment around You -Exercise Your Mind -The Power of Meditation -Brain Foods and Natural Boosters -More Tips


Offline Finding Yourself In The Age Of Distractions

Author by : Desi Anwar
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Publisher by : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
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Description : This collection of reflections is to remind us of some of the things we can turn our distracted minds to, when we can direct our attention to what are in front of us, above us, and more importantly, within us, using all the senses that we were all born with. They are a rediscovery of some of the things we have forgotten how to do or have put aside in favour of our allconsuming electronic toys, and an attempt to help us reconnect once more with our senses and our natural gifts. So, why not put your smart phones, tablets, games, gadgets and anything with a screen, down for a few minutes. Take a deep breath and look up. Because at the end of the day, it is not just any journey we are making, but a journey to discover and appreciate who we are and what makes us human.


Distracted Driving Solutions

Author by : Lloyd Saxton
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : To get distracted is human -- and there are so many possible things to do in a vehicle today besides actually driving it. All of them can lead to huge costs and losses. How do you solve this problem that only seems to be getting worse? You could start with this: there's technology to save us from the technology that distracts us, but it's far more than that. That's because drivers aren't only getting distracted with smartphones, GPS settings, infotainment systems or other tech items in their vehicles, although those are a large source of distraction. A driver might just be having a bad day or zone out and their mind drifts onto something other than the task that should be at hand. This is a book every driver should own to avoid misfortunes. Contents of this book: PART 1: Moments of Truth Chapter 1: Paradise Lost Chapter 2: A New Journey - Launching Our Foundation Chapter 3: Therapy Is a Two-Way Street - Michael's Story PART 2: Working Knowledge Chapter 4: The Distraction Epidemic Chapter 5: Combating Distraction with Technology Chapter 6: Outlawing distractions - Just the Ticket or Not Enough? Chapter 7: Changing Hearts and Minds - "Learning" Our Way Out of Distraction Chapter 8: We Can Change the World Appendix Interviewees Endnotes


The Power Of Concentration

Author by : Theron Q. DUMONT
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Description : THE POWER OF CONCENTRATIONOriginally published in 1918BY THERON Q DUMONTThis book was written way ahead of it's time. This book has indeed withstood the test of time and is certain to withstand the test of time decades, or even hundreds of years to come.This is just a brief summary of what you will learn from this amazing book.Modern life is filled with distractions, and multitasking may make you feel scattered, as if you're missing out on something. What you need isn't another cup of coffee--instead, harness the power of your mind to help you achieve your life goals. The power of the mind is vast and can take you where you want to go. Learning how to focus properly is key to succeeding in life. A distracted mind is a chaotic mind, but a focused mind is one that through the power of their own will is able to dream big and make those dreams come true.Sharpen Your Concentration and FocusIn this master class you'll learn how to create new habits to help you focus your mind, hone in on what you really want from life, and find the determination and willpower to withstand any setback. You'll learn how to incorporate into your life Theron Q. Dumont's excellent exercises to sharpen your concentration and focus. Along with reading his highly influential book, you'll receive chapter overviews that break down his philosophy in practical terms, along with homework to help you build and reinforce a successful mindset. With consistent application of his principles in your daily living, you'll feel more confident, more motivated, and have a keen focus on your desires that is truly unshakeable.From this course, you will learn:How to hone your concentration to focus your energy and serve your life's higher purpose.How to increase your mental strength and fortitude.How to increase your chances of personal success.Exercises to sharpen your focus and harness your mind's power.Affirmations to increase your confidence and strengthen your fortitude when faced with obstacles.The importance of doing habitual self-inventory to keep yourself on the right path.Practical advice to help you identify and eliminate unhealthy habits.How to master your life to be your most productive, focused self.What is included in this course:


Summary Deep Work Rules For Focused Success In A Distracted World By Cal Newport The Mw Summary Guide

Author by : The Mindset Warrior
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Description : An Easy to Digest Summary Guide... ★☆BONUS MATERIAL AVAILABLE INSIDE★☆ The Mindset Warrior Summary Guides, provides you with a unique summarized version of the core information contained in the full book, and the essentials you need in order to fully comprehend and apply. Maybe you've read the original book but would like a reminder of the information? ✅ Maybe you haven't read the book, but want a short summary to save time? ✅ Maybe you'd just like a summarized version to refer to in the future? ✅. Inside You'll Learn: ✱ How to create a schedule that will supercharge your productivity without stressing you out. ✱ Communication strategies to prevent you from distraction, while still meeting the needs of other people. ✱ What to do in your downtime to make sure you don't erase all the hard work you put into your work hours. (Many people mess this up, they mistakenly think "hustle" is a long term strategy) ✱ How to build meaning into your work life so that it feels enriching rather than taxing. In any case, The Mindset Warrior Summary Guides can provide you with just that. Lets get Started. Download Your Book Today.. NOTE: To Purchase the "Deep Work"(full book); which this is not, simply type in the name of the book in the search bar of your bookstore.


The Psychology Of Silicon Valley

Author by : Katy Cook
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Description : "A welcome journey through the mind of the world's most influential industry at a time when understanding Silicon Valley's motivations, myths, and ethics are vitally important."--Scott Galloway, Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, USA, and author of The Algebra of Happiness and The Four "The Psychology of Silicon Valley is a remarkable story of an industry's shift from idealism to narcissism and even sociopathy. But deep cracks are showing in the Valley's mantra of 'we know better than you.' Katy Cook's engaging read has a message that needs to be heard now."--Richard Freed, author of Wired Child "This book offers readers a glimpse behind the "emotional scenes" as tech companies come out psychologically firing at their consumers. Unless these practices are exposed and made public, tech companies will continue to shape our brains and not in a good way." - Larry D. Rosen, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Author of The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High Tech World Misinformation. Job displacement. Information overload. Economic inequality. Digital addiction. The breakdown of democracy, civility, and truth itself. This open access book explores the conscious and unconscious norms, values, and characteristics that drive behaviors within the high-tech capital of the world, Silicon Valley, and the sector it represents. In an era where the reach and influence of a single industry has the potential to define the future of our world, it has become apparent just how little we know about the organizations driving these changes. The Psychology of Silicon Valley offers a revealing look inside the mind of world's most influential industry and how the identity, culture, myths, and motivations of Big Tech are harming society. The book argues that the bad values and lack of emotional intelligence borne in the vacuum of Silicon Valley will have lasting consequences on everything from social equality to the future of work to our collective mental health. Katy Cook expertly walks us through the psychological landscape of Silicon Valley, including its leadership, ethical, and cultural problems, and artfully explains why we cannot afford to ignore the psychology and values that are behind our technology any longer. Katy Cook is Founder and Director of the Centre for Technology Awareness. She is an expert on the intersection of technology, ethics, and psychology and holds a PhD and two MAs in psychology and modern culture studies.


The Distracted Preacher And Other Tales

Author by : Thomas Hardy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : The darkly passionate short stories of Thomas Hardy are compelling explorations of love, social class, superstition and legend. This collection contains many of his finest and most representative, and includes 'The Withered Arm', an eerie depiction of arcane witchcraft in nineteenth-century England; 'Barbara of the House of Grebe', in which a beautiful man's tragic disfigurement by fire is savagely exploited by his rival; 'The Son's Veto', showing the cruelty of an educated youth towards his ignorant but tender mother; and 'The Distracted Preacher', the story of one man's conflict between heartfelt love and his own sense of moral and civic duty. By turns moving and poetic, and surprisingly modern and brutally macabre, these eloquent tales may be numbered among the greatest creations of Hardy's genius.


The Distracted Couple

Author by : Larry Maucieri
Languange : en
Publisher by : Crown House Publishing
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Description : In total, this volume addresses many of the issues that couples face when either one or both partners has ADHD and the many ways that clinicians can help them in dealing with these issues.Although historically the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD have focused on children, more recently clinicians and researchers have explored the impact of ADHD on adults. Few, however, have focused on the effects of adult ADHD on relationships and marriages, which makes this a must-read for all of those interested in and working with adults with ADHD.


The Power Of Bhakti Ancient Spiritual Science For The Modern Distracted Mind A Collection Of Lectures By David B Wolf Ph D

Author by : David Wolf
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A family of four, residing in Gainesville, Florida, invite representatives of the Vaisnava philosophical and cultural tradition into their home, monthly, for five years. These monthly gatherings, attended by between 10 and 50 people- friends of Gaetano and Dominique, the hosting couple- included kirtan (singing and glorifying the names of the Supreme), in-depth philosophical presentation and discussion, and prasadam (sanctified vegetarian food). Most of the book contains transcriptions of the sublime philosophical discussions that occurred at eight of the programs. These discussions were led by Dr. David Wolf.


Distracted Staying Connected Without Losing Focus

Author by : Terri R. Kurtzberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : What are the benefits and negative consequences of our increased connectivity at school, at work, and at home? Is being constantly distracted now a worldwide problem? This book examines how new technologies and social pressures have changed the way we use our attention, and the extent to which they drive us to distraction, by interpreting hundreds of scientific studies from the literatures in cognitive and social psychology, sociology, communication, management, and decision making. • Offers a comprehensive and insightful understanding of how technology use in daily life affects our attention, our work performance, and our relationships • Describes how to get and keep the attention of others in a distracted, mobile-device enabled world • Explains benefits of multitasking as well as how it limits our abilities to process information and make good decisions • Addresses the connections between constantly being distracted and trying to multitask to the near crisis-level trend of unused vacation time in America and explains why this phenomenon hurts everyone


Mindfulness Meditation And Mind Fitness

Author by : Joel Levey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mango Media Inc.
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 39
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Description : Get more out of meditation with this comprehensive guide to various techniques: “A skillful blend of time-proven antidotes to the stress of modern life” (Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence). With this inspirational book, Joel and Michelle Levey offer a complete guide to inner exploration, whether you’re new to meditation or an experienced practitioner. By breaking down mindfulness techniques into distinct categories, the Leveys offer readers an easy-to-use resource for getting more out of meditation. Seasoned experts on the topic of meditation, the Leveys were among the first to bring mind-fitness teachings into mainstream organizations. From NASA to Google, the Leveys have taught their techniques to people in leading corporations and government organizations, as well as at universities, medical centers, and more. This spiritual book is a treasury of the wisdom that they have amassed over the years. Through it, they share the mind-fitness disciplines necessary for personal mastery, wisdom, creativity, compassion, and resilience.