Maggie Jackson

Independent — New York, NY

Maggie Jackson is an award-winning former Boston Globe columnist and the 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 that is sparking 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. She also has written for The New York Times, BusinessWeek, National Public Radio and other national publications. She is currently a vice president and fellow with the Center for Talent Innovation, formerly the Center for Work-LIfe Policy, a Columbia-affiliated think tank in New York. Jackson is a graduate of Yale University, and the London School of Economics with highest honors.  Picture above taken by Karen Smul.

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: