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Ep 122. Adam Alter: The War for Our Attention

Ep 122. Adam Alter: The War for Our Attention

Adam Alter is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Psychology at New York University’s Stern School of Business and a New York Times bestselling author of two books on addictive behavior, Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked and Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave. Stew and Adam discuss the insidious, incredibly powerful ways by which new technologies have created, perhaps in an unintended way, behavioral addictions that negatively impact our social lives, of inner lives, our finances…[Click for more]

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Ep 111. Cal Newport: Digital Minimalism

Ep 111. Cal Newport: Digital Minimalism

Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and author of Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World as well as Deep Work. You won't find him on social media because he’s an advocate of digital decluttering to maximize the return on one’s investment in technology use and improve one’s overall happiness….[Click for more]

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Ep 92. Erica Dhawan: Get Big Things Done

Ep 92. Erica Dhawan: Get Big Things Done

Erica Dhawan is Founder and CEO of Cotential, an organization that works to maximize the power of connection in the workplace and beyond. And she co-authored the bestseller Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence. She and Stew discuss millennials, networking…[Click for more]

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Ep 76. Maggie Jackson: The Erosion of Attention

Ep 76. Maggie Jackson: The Erosion of Attention

Maggie Jackson is an award-winning author and former Boston Globe columnist known for her penetrating coverage of social issues, especially technology’s impact on humanity.  Her first book, What’s Happening to Home? Balancing Work, Life and Refuge in the Information Age, examined the loss of home as a refuge. Stew and Maggie discussed her most popular book Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age which jumpstarted our global conversation on the steep costs of fragmenting our attention. For tips from Maggie and Stew... [Click here for more]

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Ep 71. David Burkus: Friend of a Friend

Ep 71. David Burkus: Friend of a Friend

David Burkus is a best-selling author and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. His latest book, Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career, offers a new perspective on how to grow networks and build key connections—one based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice. To learn about why mixers are not the best networking tool and what you can do instead…[Click for more]

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Ep 20. Catherine Steiner-Adair: Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Ep 20. Catherine Steiner-Adair: Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Catherine Steiner-Adair wants to ameliorate the negative effects of social media and technology on family life. She is a clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School and author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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Ep 7. Cal Newport: Focus for Success in a Distracted World

Ep 7. Cal Newport: Focus for Success in a Distracted World

Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. But he’s not at all that nerdy, even though he earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009.  Newport writes about the impact of digital technology has on the world of work.  His 2016 book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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