Jackson, Maggie

Maggie Jackson is an award-winning author and columnist whose latest book Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age details the steep costs to our epidemic deficits of attention, while revealing the exciting scientific discoveries related to attention that can help us overcome a culture of split-focus and overload. Publishers Weekly calls Distracted “passionately argued and richly detailed” and Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter praises the book as “fascinating.”

Jackson writes the Boston Globe’s popular ``Balancing Acts” column, with a special focus on the impact of technology on our lives. Her acclaimed first book, What’s Happening to Home, examined the loss of home as a refuge.

Expertise: Dual Earner Families, Older Workers/Aging Workforce, Families with Disabilities/Special Needs, Overwork/Workload, Changing Definitions of Families, Work-Family Balance, Attention and Distraction, Social impact of technology on work and home lives and general cutting edge cultural/social change

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