“Stolen Focus: why you can’t pay attention”, by Johann Hari – The Vanguard Book Club for Personal Development

Date 2022-02-23-2022-02-23
Location91 Commercial Rd. Teneriffe, QLD

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From the author of the mega-bestseller “Lost Connections” comes a BRAND NEW book that is sure to become another worldwide sensation!

[Note: In-person attendees must message me, as numbers are strictly limited. If you can’t make it in person, join us on Zoom 😁]

Our book for February is ‘Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention’, by Johan Hari. This is one many of us have been waiting for! Released in January of 2022, this book is surely relevant to today’s context.

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From the book jacket:

For ‘Stolen Focus’, internationally bestselling author Johann Hari went on a three-year journey to uncover the reasons behind one of our biggest crises. University students now focus on each task for only sixty-five seconds. Office workers on average manage only three minutes. He interviewed the leading experts in the world on attention and learned that everything we think about this subject is wrong.

We think our inability to focus is a personal failing – a flaw in each one of us. it is not. This has been done to all of us by powerful external forces. Our focus has been stolen. Johann discovered there are twelve deep causes of this crisis – ones we need to urgently understand. he uncovers them in a thrilling journey that ranges from Silicon Valley dissidents, to a favela in Rio where focus vanished, to an office in New Zealand that found a remarkable way to restore our attention.

Crucially, he learned how – as individuals, and as a society – we can get our focus back, if we are determined to fight for it.


At this meetup, we will discuss some of Hari’s insights around regaining focus in a world that constantly fights for our attention, and how these insights relate to our own lives. This will be a guided conversation, but we’re not going to be super strict about any of it.

Looking forward to seeing everyone 😁

Time/Date: Wednesday, 23rd February – 6-8pm (doors open from 5:30)
Location: 91 Commercial Rd. Teneriffe, QLD.

– On-street parking*
– Close to public transport
(5 min. walk from Teneriffe ferry; Closest buses – 393 & 470)
– Tea/coffee facilities
– Ground floor – accessible entrance
– Automatic door not opening? Call me at 0491101424 🙂

Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!

*On-site parking is reserved for other businesses in the building.