Nir Eyal
8/6/2017 · 88 min read · ~100
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When Distraction is a Good Thing

When Distraction is a Good Thing

Is distraction a curse or a blessing? Not giving full attention to what we should be doing makes us miss deadlines, fail classes, and crash into other drivers. Distraction certainly has a price. Nonetheless, we love our distractions! Social media,...

Nir Eyal
5/12/2016 · 56 min read · ~100
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What Do You Do When Someone “Steals” Your Amazing Idea?

What Do You Do When Someone “Steals” Your Amazing Idea?

The subject line read: “did you see this?” The message was from my editor Jen. “Nir, I saw the headline on this story and thought it might be written by you—but no!” she wrote. “Very weird.” I instantly clicked on the link she’d...

Christine Homolko

Christine Homolko

What a fresh perspective on sharing/stealing ideas Nir Eyal! Especially this resonated with me: "not sharing your insights frequently and widely means missing out on feedback." Oh and then I HAD to read your Doppelgaenger article right away of course! Learned a lot about placebo buttons today...

12/1/2017
Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

@Nir Eyal thanks for the post and the reference to Parkinson's law, it was illuminating.

7/12/2016
Nir Eyal
13/12/2016 · 60 min read · +200
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How to Stay Informed Without Losing Your Mind

How to Stay Informed Without Losing Your Mind

Around the election, in a desperate search for answers about our nation’s future, I found myself scrolling, reading, and watching everything I could. I was trapped in an endless pull-to-refresh cycle of consuming more news, tweets, posts, and...

Nir Eyal
22/11/2016 · 93 min read · ~100
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The Way You Think About Willpower Is Hurting You

The Way You Think About Willpower Is Hurting You

Not so long ago, my post-work routine looked like this: After a particularly grueling day, I’d sit on the couch and veg for hours, doing my version of “Netflix and chill,” which meant keeping company with a cold pint of ice cream. I knew the...

Deb 🐝 Helfrich

Deb 🐝 Helfrich

This is such an important reframe, Nir Eyal, and you have phrased it so well. "Feelings are our bodies’ way of conveying information our conscious minds might miss. When a lack of mental energy is chronic, we should listen to our willpower just as we should listen to our emotions." "Most studies to date have looked at willpower as a force that helps people do things they don’t want to do, or that helps them resist temptations they’d rather give in to. But if we adjust the perspective and treat willpower as an emotion, it could instead be seen as providing insights about what we should and shouldn’t be spending our time on."

25/11/2016
Cepee Tabibian

Cepee Tabibian

Nir Eyal thanks again for sharing!

24/11/2016
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