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April 10, 2018 by Speakers' Spotlight

Neil Pasricha’s New Podcast is a Direct Response to Daily Distractions

With infectious enthusiasm, heartfelt authenticity, and a “what works” authority, Neil Pasricha draws on the latest research in happiness to increase individual performance and create a more positive and productive workplace. A Harvard MBA, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning blogger, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world, you can now add “podcaster” to his resume.

Pasricha says a major motivator was the endless distractions splitting up our days. He says we need single large, long tasks to keep balance, and that’s where 3 Books with Neil Pasricha comes in. The podcast’s aim is to discuss three formative books in the lives of inspiring individuals.

From The Toronto Star:

I say we need to read books — real books on real paper — more than ever before. We’re spending over four hours a day on our cellphones right now! We are addicted. And research shows we touch our cellphones over 2,500 times a day. When was the last time you went to the bathroom alone?

In a world of endless dings and pings we need a giant and great big single task that focuses our minds, challenges our assumptions, shapes our values and fuels our passions.

. . .

I want to uncover and read and talk about the 1,000 most formative books from 333 inspiring people.

So far I’ve interviewed Judy Blume, Seth Godin, Dave Barry, Gretchen Rubin, Frank Warren, and the world’s greatest Uber driver with a 4.99 rating and over 5,000 rides!

I have no ads, no sponsors, no interruptions, and no profit.

But I want the world to read more.

Much more!

I want to help myself and others who itch to read more actually find those books that will truly inspire and lift us up and into our greatest possible selves … and help us live our greatest possible lives.

Read Neil’s entire Star post here.