What could you accomplish if you could stay focused? What if you had the power to become “indistractable?” Today I chat with Nir Eyal, author of the excellent book Indistractable. We cover tips and techniques to avoid distractions and get focused.
Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.
He is the author of two bestselling books, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Indistractable received critical acclaim, winning the 2019 Outstanding Works of Literature (OWL) Award as well as being named one of the Best Business and Leadership Books of the Year by Amazon and one of the Best Personal Development Books of the Year by Audible. The Globe and Mail called Indistractable, “timely reading, a smart, thorough look at getting traction in a world of distractions – the best business book of 2019.” In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, Time Magazine, and Psychology Today.
Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include Eventbrite (NYSE:EB), Anchor.fm (acquired by Spotify), Kahoot!, Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Product Hunt, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Byte Foods, FocusMate, and FindShadow.
Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.
Indistractable: A Map
Links mentioned in this episode
- Indistractable, by Nir Eyal
- Nir’s Scheduling Tool
- Article: The Most Important Skill of the Future is Being ‘Indistractable’
- Guide: Learn How To Avoid Distraction In A World That Is Full Of It
- Article: Stop Confusing Habits for Routines: What You Need To Know
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