Ep 14. Arianna Huffington: Founder of Thrive Global and The Huffington Post - Work and Life with Stew Friedman

Arianna Huffington is on a mission to redefine success and end burnout. She is founder and CEO of Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform aiming to change the way we work and live. She is founder of The Huffington Post, bestselling author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and Forbes’ Most Powerful Women. She serves on numerous boards and describes herself as “a mother, sister, flat shoe advocate, and sleep evangelist.” Stew and Arianna talk about the cultural transformation underway in companies throughout America towards greater focus on employee well-being and Thrive Global’s aspirations for contributing to this change. Arianna advocates for setting limits on technology usage to connect to their one’s inner “wisdom, strength, and peace.” She describes recent changes she has made in her own life, which she calls “micro-steps,” and offers research-based advice on what anyone can do to increase the chances of thriving in our tumultuous world. For more articles and tips on how to thrive, visit www.thriveglobal.com and follow @Thrive and @AriannaHuff Show Notes (times when new topics start) 2:45. Arianna’s breaking point. Arianna collapsed one day while working at The Huffington Post. This was a wake-up call: she needed to take better care of herself. 4:50. Detoxing from technology. We need to create space in our lives away from technology to connect with our deepest, wisest selves. Find the Phone Bed Arianna describes here. 11:15. Even the best of us need sleep. Thrive Global features articles written by the highest achieving, smartest people in the world with a common message: I need rest to perform at my best. For example, read Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’ article on Thrive Global. 13:35. Helping working parents find harmony. Arianna dispels common parenting myths and describes how companies can be advocates for working parent lifestyles.
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