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The Attention Deficit Workplace: Winning Strategies for Success in Today's Fast-Paced Business Environment Paperback – June 1, 2005

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"An eye-grabbing, page-turning book, immediately relevant and essential."
--Dr. Tom Hill, co-author of
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The Attention-Deficit Workplace is nothing short of a relevation. Mitch Thrower represents a new breed of business leader with tremendous vision, compassion, stamina, and laser-like focus. He has written the pre-eminent playbook for thriving and winning in the turbo-charged world of 24/7 companies."
--Jonathan Spalter, Vox Pop Media, Former Senior Vice-President, Vivendi Universal

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Are you looking to stay ahead in today's fast-paced business environment? The Attention-Deficit Workplace offers over fifty experience-based parables and lessons for anyone, from working executives and managers to home-based business owners, from job-seekers to people who never have to work again.

Chapter topics include:
How to persuade others to accept and implement your ideas.
How to make multitasking more effective.
How to handle office nuisances such as "spam people."
How to get your resume noticed.
How to manage the daily onslaught of e-mails.
How to avoid stress and workplace conflict.
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ UNKNO (June 1, 2005)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 136 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1592286127
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1592286126
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.25 x 0.25 x 8.25 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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Mitch Thrower is the Founder and Chairman of, the leading provider of cloud-based applications for event and participant management that includes Activity Registration, Ticketing, Affinity Management, Content Management, Business Analytics, and Customer Outreach.

The global event portal publishes millions of events from thousands of venues worldwide accessible through mobile and social channels. provides highly adaptable, accessible and reliable applications to manage, market and monetize an event or activity.

Thrower also serves as Chairman of The La Jolla Foundation, a 501c3 foundation whose primary initiative is Project Active, providing money, mentoring, encouragement and education to areas of world tension. Specifically - sending sports equipment to children in war zones.

Thrower was the Co-Founder of (The Active Network, Inc.). He also launched (Active Europe Network) as Co-Founder and CEO. Active went Public before selling to Vista for 1.05 billion.

Thrower was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Triathlete Magazine, the world's largest triathlon magazine where he also served as Chairman. He has also served as the Chief Interactive Officer, Strategist & Senior Correspondent for the Competitor Group (CGI), the active lifestyle industry's leading media and event entertainment company.

Thrower is an active member of and the Executive Producer of TEDxLaJolla, an independently organized TED event. He is the Author of "The Attention Deficit Workplace: Winning Strategies for Success in Today's Fast-Paced Business Environment," published by Lyons Press and he has authored of the popular monthly column, "Starting Lines" in Triathlete Magazine for more than a decade. He was also the co-author of the travel guide The Passport which, for several years was distributed to 50,000 college students before traveling abroad each year.

In 1990, Thrower co-founded his first company and served as CEO of The College/Rail Connection, Inc., serving American Express, AT&T, and Eurail until he sold the venture in 1997.

Thrower holds a bachelor's degree from Saint Lawrence University, an MBA from the University of San Diego and is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Institute. He has competed in 22 Ironman Triathlons, including 13 World Championships. He is the only photo journalist to ever photograph and video the Ironman Triathlon World Championships while competing in the event.

Currently a resident of La Jolla, CA, Thrower is an East Coast native whose father, Fred Thrower was a television pioneer as Vice President of NBC, and also as president of WPIX-TV in New York City and is known for his holiday creation of the televised "Yule Log." Thrower's mother, Lori, worked as an assistant for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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