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Horse’s Mouth: Faris Yakob on the value of attention—and the potential for attention collapse

There’s no shortage of international experts being flown in to New Zealand to spread their wisdom to us New Zealand savages. But very few of them are as interesting and energetic as Faris Yakob, a dreadlocked ‘advertising philosopher’, author of Paid Attention and co-founder of Genius Steals. He was brought out by OMD to speak at its annual conference. So Ben Fahy sat down for a wide-ranging discussion about everything from the myth of originality to the fallacy of the impression to the musings of David Foster Wallace.