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First Reviews: The Distraction Addiction by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang Is "Fascinating"
Authors | August 20, 2013

First Reviews: The Distraction Addiction by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang Is "Fascinating"

Is it possible to achieve balance in this hyper-connected and hectic digital world we live in? Alex Soojung-Kim Pang thinks so. The digital media speaker's solution is to undertake an approach he calls contemplative computing. His new book, The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul, shows us how to plug in without becoming overwhelmed. It came out today, and the positive reviews are already pouring in.

Here are a few of the first reviews:

"It’s a thoughtful examination of the perils of our computing overdose and a historical overview of how technological advances change consciousness"The Washington Post

"An elegant tour through current neuroscience and an examination of the nature of attention. Pang's tome is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to take control of his or her digital life, and it's a great primer on the interplay between mind and tech."Publishers Weekly

"In a perceptive new study of how best to cope with the relentless interruptions presented by digital life, and its costly effects on our ability to stay focused, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang persuasively and carefully constructs a remedy he calls "contemplative computing."San Francisco Chronicle

"He gets pretty Zen. I can see Keanu Reeves in the film version . . . Mr. Pang doesn’t want you to unplug. He wants you to achieve balance, to “reach flow,” to achieve a “mirrorlike mind."The New York Times


In his keynotes, Pang shares the tools needed to redesign your online life, and construct a healthier, more balanced relationship with information technology. Drawing from his eight steps toward contemplative computing, Pang will help your organization to start using technology to quiet the constantly browsing, tab-opening, googling mind. To book Alex Soojung-Kim Pang as a speaker for an upcoming event, contact The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau.
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