co-founder and former editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post has launched her new
business Thrive Global aimed at combating stress – especially that triggered by
technology - enhancing wellbeing and improving performance at work and play.
consumers’ relationship with technology is central to Thrive Global’s vision. In
a press release the company stressed how technology has improved lives but is
also addictive and it is time to regulate and manage its influence “to serve
our best interests.”
“We are at an inflection point in
history where technology has granted us powers that accelerate the speed of
life beyond our capacity to cope,” said Huffington on the occasion of the
launch. “Thrive Global is born in response to this need to take control of our
lives and offer new strategies and tools, based on the latest science, to
address the unintended consequences of these profound and invasive changes.”
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The framework of the
company’s goals are three fold; corporate training for health strategies and
tools at work, a media platform and an online store promoting and selling
technologies produced by 18 tech partners that align with Thrive Global’s
vision of consumer wellbeing.
HealthManagement.org, The Journal, hospitalist Robert Wachter said that in 2017
physician burnout “will continue to be a major theme, with more effort going
into reclaiming joy in practice”.
One of the company’s is
Doctors on Demand which is one of the featured firms at Thrive Global’s pop-up
store which is open in New York until mid-January.
Doctor On Demand is being
highlighted in the technology sector where consumers will be able to interact
and demo the service.
“We are a company deeply
rooted in science and dedicated to helping people go from knowing what to do to
bring more well-being into their lives to actually doing it. I am so excited to
include Doctor On Demand within our amazing collection of products, services
and technologies we’re featuring at Thrive Global that will help people improve
their well-being and productivity and lead healthier and more joyful lives,”
Thrive Global has partnered with major media groups in India, Italy, Eastern Europe and South Africa to extend the reach of markets internationally.
Source: Thrive Global