The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

Adam Alter, author of "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked," Dr. Amishi Jha, author of "Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention," and Nir Eyal, author of "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products" and "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life," help us put down our phones in this episode.

Joe asks Adam Alter, “Do you think they recognize that this is unhealthy, but do it anyway?”


“Yeah. We know that. We know that because they've been interviewed and they say, they've said, a number of them, 'We are sort of agnostic about consumer well-being and consumer welfare. We don't really-- we're not trying to hurt people, but also it's not our primary aim. Our primary aim is to ensure that you spend as many minutes of the day on the screen as possible. And if you do that, we'll consider it a success.'”



In this episode, we take advice from the experts and how to focus our attention on the things we want instead of what we’re naturally drawn to, our phones. In this episode you’ll learn about…

- Extracting your best phone habits and leaving the worst habits behind 
- Being more aware, moment by moment, of how we’re using our attention
- Hacking back your attention from external distractions

If you want to watch the full episodes,

Addicted to Tech? An Expert Explains How to Overcome It / Adam Alter and Joe De Sena -

Learn to Strengthen Your Focus / Joe De Sena & Dr Amishi Jha -

Nir Eyal | Become Indistractable -




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Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

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