Maggie Jackson

Independent — New York, NY

Maggie Jackson is an award-winning journalist and author, most recently, of Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age (Prometheus, 2008). Now out in paperback, Distracted is the headline-making book, compared to Silent Spring (Fast Company), that sparked an international conversation on the steep costs of our epidemic deficits of attention – and how we can rekindle focus in a world of overload. Jackson is a sought-after lecturer who has spoken at Harvard Business School, Emory University, UCDavis, and other educational, corporate and non-profit institutions worldwide. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, National Public Radio and other publications around the globe. A Bard Graduate Center 2016 Visiting Fellow and graduate of Yale University and the London School of Economics (with highest honors), she is currently writing a book on the reflective mind in an age of speed (Penguin). 

Maggie can be reached via e-mail at maggie [at] maggie [hyphen] jackson [dot] com.  

Watch below as Maggie discusses the erosion of attention in the world today:

Topic(s): Cognitive Science, Psychology

Sub-topic(s): Mental illness