Are You Feeling Distracted?

Are you feeling saturated with all the tools that are supposed to make life better (email, cell phone, IM, etc.)? Do you feel as if your work performance is lagging as a result? If so, then I recommend you take a look at this thought-provoking book by Maggie Jackson, "Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age." In "Distracted" we learn how new forms of electronic communication are impacting our basic lives.

What the author provides is awareness of the problem, leaving us to learn how to increase focus and reconnect with the people and world around us. Five of's customers gave the book 5-star reviews.

Now if you can excuse me, I have to get back to my email.

... Bob Spurzem

One Comment

  1. Posted July 10, 2008 at 5:50 PM | Permalink

    I have to say that I worry about the decreasing level of attention span and short-term focus that seems to be pervading our lives. There are some great things about connection but there are some challenges as well. I think sometimes this issue is pinned on email but I think email is a symptom rather than the issue (a bit more rambling on this at

    I’m going to check out the book…

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