E26: Johann Hari: We Have Lost our Connections
By The Diary Of A CEO by Steven Bartlett
Books will change your life, and there are so many that have changed mine. In this episode I chat with journalist and author Johann Hari, most well known for writing the New York Times bestselling book ‘Lost Connections; uncovering the real causes of depression and the unexpected solutions - one of my favourite books to date. I've wondered for years why mental health issues are on the rise, why people are lonelier than ever and why anxiety is so prevalent amongst young people, and this book helped me find those answers. Raved about by the likes of Elon Musk and Hilary Clinton, I recommend it to absolutely everyone I meet. I travelled to London to meet with Johann and discuss all things mental heath including the concept of intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation, the idea of dedicating time each day to becoming happier and how to address mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Our conversation was inspiring, eye-opening and life-changing. I hope you find this too.