Audio interview with Arianna Huffington

Our cultural dismissal of sleep.

Arianna Huffington helped to disrupt and reshape the newspaper business as we once knew it when she co-founded The Huffington Post. In its first week online in 2005, HuffPost had postings from Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David, Gary Hart, John Cusack, and Walter Cronkite. A little more than 10 years later, the site had become one of the most-visited news sites in the world. At that juncture, Arianna stepped down from the site to devote her time to a new startup of hers called Thrive Global that’s focused on health and wellness information. That same year, she published The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time. Her book shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health and our decision-making and undermines our work and our personal lives. 

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Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the founder of the Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In May 2005, she launched the Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.

She has been named to TIME Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on numerous boards, including Onex and The B Team.

Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers.

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