by Daniel Goleman

ACK! 2014?! Where does the time to go? Time to Focus!

Thank you to our book club member, Elaine, for recommending this book. As someone who has a bit of self-diagnosed ADHD, I'm really excited to see what kind of insights this book offers. Here's a bit of the Amazon review:

"In Focus, Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, offers a groundbreaking look at today’s scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention.

Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset. In an era of unstoppable distractions, Goleman persuasively argues that now more than ever we must learn to sharpen focus if we are to survive in a complex world."   >read more

Here's a quick YouTube intro (try not to let the music lull you to sleep):

San Francisco Meeting:

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
@ 7:00 PM

Location: The Grove (Mission and 3rd)

RSVP by visiting the Meetup Page


Focus by Daniel Goleman

Focus by Daniel Goleman

If you follow the above video to its YouTube page, you'll see that there are other snipets relating to the same topic. If you have the time, here's a longer (20 minutes) interview the Huffington Post did with Goleman: 


Here are some questions I typically like to ask to lead the discussion:

  • What was your greatest take-away from the book?
  • What actionable items have you given yourself as a result?
  • Is there anything that you disagreed with?
  • What books have you read that were similar?
  • Any additional thoughts?

Discussion notes will be added after the meeting. Please include your thoughts on the questions above in the comments section below if you're reading along and can't make the meeting. Additionally, If you have any questions or comments regarding the book or meeting, please feel free to start the discussion below.

AuthorBen Larson