Indistractable Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Indistractable


  • Author : Nir Eyal
  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781948836784

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Indistractable Excerpt :

"Indistractable provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results." —James Clear, author of Atomic Habits "If you value your time, your focus, or your relationships, this book is essential reading. I'm putting these ideas into practice." —Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind National Bestseller Winner of the Outstanding Works of Literature (OWL) Award Included in the Top 5 Best Personal Development Books of the Year by Audible Included in the Top 20 Best Business and Leadership Books of the Year by Amazon Featured in The Amazon Book Review Newsletter, January 2020 Goodreads Best Science & Technology of 2019 Finalist You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold. What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused? What if you had the power to become "indistractable?" International bestselling author, former Stanford lecturer, and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal, wrote Silicon Valley's handbook for making technology habit-forming. Five years after publishing Hooked, Eyal reveals distraction's Achilles' heel in his groundbreaking new book. In Indistractable, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices: Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more. Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. Indistractable reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us. Inside, Eyal overturns conventional wisdom and reveals: • Why di

Indistractable Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Indistractable


  • Author : Nir Eyal
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526610201

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Indistractable Excerpt :

Reveals the hidden psychology driving you to distraction. Empowering and optimistic, this is the book that will help you design your time, realise your ambitions, and live the life you really want.

Indistractable Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Indistractable


  • Author : Nir Eyal
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-10-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526610232

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Indistractable Excerpt :

'A must-read' Mark Manson We are living through a crisis of distraction. Plans get sidetracked, friends are ignored, work never seems to get done. Why does it feel like we're distracting our lives away? In Indistractable, behavioural designer Nir Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving you to distraction. Empowering and optimistic, this is the book that will help you design your time, realise your ambitions, and live the life you really want. 'If you value your time, your focus or your relationships, this book is essential reading' Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind 'A guide to staying focused in an age of constant distraction' Guardian 'Exactly what most of us need in order to focus on what is important, rather than the dazzling, illuminated, unsatisfying distractions of modern life' Matt Haig 'Does exactly as it promises. Amazing' Chris Evans 'The best guide I've read for reclaiming our attention, our focus and our lives' Arianna Huffington

Hooked Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Hooked


  • Author : Nir Eyal
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-11-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143193524

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Hooked Excerpt :

How do successful companies create products people can't put down? Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the "Hook Model" -- a four steps process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back over and over again, without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a startup founder – not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, startup founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.

Indistractable Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Indistractable


  • Author : Nir Eyal
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526610201

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Indistractable Excerpt :

Reveals the hidden psychology driving you to distraction. Empowering and optimistic, this is the book that will help you design your time, realise your ambitions, and live the life you really want.

The Art of Screen Time Book

The Art of Screen Time


  • Author : Anya Kamenetz
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610396738

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The Art of Screen Time Excerpt :

Finally: an evidence-based, reassuring guide to what to do about kids and screens, from video games to social media. Today's babies often make their debut on social media with the very first sonogram. They begin interacting with screens at around four months old. But is this good news or bad news? A wonderful opportunity to connect around the world? Or the first step in creating a generation of addled screen zombies? Many have been quick to declare this the dawn of a neurological and emotional crisis, but solid science on the subject is surprisingly hard to come by. In The Art of Screen Time, Anya Kamenetz -- an expert on education and technology, as well as a mother of two young children -- takes a refreshingly practical look at the subject. Surveying hundreds of fellow parents on their practices and ideas, and cutting through a thicket of inconclusive studies and overblown claims, she hones a simple message, a riff on Michael Pollan's well-known "food rules": Enjoy Screens. Not too much. Mostly with others. This brief but powerful dictum forms the backbone of a philosophy that will help parents moderate technology in their children's lives, curb their own anxiety, and create room for a happy, healthy family life with and without screens.

Measuring the Global Burden of Disease Book

Measuring the Global Burden of Disease


  • Author : Nir Eyal
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190082574

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Measuring the Global Burden of Disease Excerpt :

The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) is one of the largest-scale research collaborations in global health, distilling a wide range of health information to provide estimates and projections for more than 350 diseases, injuries, and risk factors in 195 countries. Its results are a critical tool informing researchers, policy-makers, and others working to promote health around the globe. A study like the GBD is, of course, extremely complex from an empirical perspective. But it also raises a large number of complex ethical and philosophical questions that have been explored in a series of collaborations over the past twenty years among epidemiologists, philosophers, economists, and policy scholars. The essays in this volume address issues of current and urgent concern to the GBD and other epidemiological studies, including rival understandings of causation, the aggregation of complex health data, temporal discounting, age-weighting, and the valuation of health states. The volume concludes with a set of chapters discussing how epidemiological data should and should not be used. Better appreciating the philosophical dimensions of a study like the GBD can make possible a more sophisticated interpretation of its results, and it can improve epidemiological studies in the future, so that they are better suited to produce results that can help us to improve global health.

My Salinger Year Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

My Salinger Year


  • Author : Joanna Rakoff
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307958013

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My Salinger Year Excerpt :

A keenly observed and irresistibly funny memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing. Now a major motion picture starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley After leaving graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. Precariously balanced between poverty and glamour, she spends her days in a plush, wood-paneled office—where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and agents doze after three-martini lunches—and then goes home to her threadbare Brooklyn apartment and her socialist boyfriend. Rakoff is tasked with processing Salinger’s voluminous fan mail, but as she reads the heart-wrenching letters from around the world, she becomes reluctant to send the agency’s form response and impulsively begins writing back. The results are both humorous and moving, as Rakoff, while acting as the great writer’s voice, begins to discover her own.

Hyperfocus Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Hyperfocus


  • Author : Chris Bailey
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735273702

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Hyperfocus Excerpt :

Canada's productivity expert returns with a totally fresh angle on how to do more with less. Throughout his experiments and research, Chris Bailey came across many little-known insights into how we focus (a key element of productivity), including the surprising idea that focus isn't so much a state of heightened awareness (as we'd assume), but a balance between two frames of mind. The most recent neuroscientific research on attention reveals that our brain has two powerful modes that can be unlocked when we use our attention well: a focused mode (hyperfocus), which is the foundation for being highly productive, and a creative mode (scatterfocus), which enables us to connect ideas in novel ways. Hyperfocus helps readers unlock both, so they can concentrate more deeply, think more clearly, and work and live more deliberately. Diving deep into the science and theories about how and why we bring our attention to bear on life's big goals and everyday tasks, Chris Bailey takes his unique approach to productivity to the next level in Hyperfocus, while retaining the approachable voice and perspective that made him a fast favourite.

Indistractable Book

Indistractable


  • Author : James Allen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-09-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 9798682795765

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Indistractable Excerpt :

Are you one of those people who are always distracted or unable to work effectively? Or maybe, you're the multitasking type? Do you need to get your focus into check, to make sure you are as successful as you can be? If so, keep reading! Today, it is easier than ever before to become distracted. We have work to do. We get emails in our pockets when we are home with family. We have access to the entirety of the internet if we don't want to work... The end result is procrastination and a staunch lack of productivity from all involved. In this world, being able to focus is something that everyone needs. It will keep you on track. It will help you achieve your goals. It will teach you to better your skills in any way that you can. If you want to be able to boost your skills, you will need to ensure that your ability to stay on task without being distracted is as powerful as possible. Focus and the attention span of people are at an all time low--there is a very good chance that, even if you don't admit it, you are currently struggling yourself! As you read through this guide to focus, you will discover everything that you will need to know about why focus matters, what challenges it, and how you can build and maintain it. As you read through this book, you will be encouraged to take control of your own attention and focus--you will be shown several simple changes that you can make to your own life that will help you to become highly focused. In particular, you will find information such as: How important focus is in just about every aspect of your life. What you can do to recognize that focus will dictate productivity every time. How we have several different types of focus and what they do. How to begin identifying what you want and what your purpose in life is so you can begin pushing your focus harder. How to set goals and stick to them to help yourself to succeed. The importance of scheduling and fine-tuning that schedule in ways that work for you. What you can do t

Work Clean Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Work Clean


  • Author : Dan Charnas
  • Publisher : Rodale
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623365929

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Work Clean Excerpt :

The first organizational book inspired by the culinary world, taking mise-en-place outside the kitchen. Every day, chefs across the globe churn out enormous amounts of high-quality work with efficiency using a system called mise-en-place--a French culinary term that means “putting in place” and signifies an entire lifestyle of readiness and engagement. In Work Clean, Dan Charnas reveals how to apply mise-en-place outside the kitchen, in any kind of work. Culled from dozens of interviews with culinary professionals and executives, including world-renowned chefs like Thomas Keller and Alfred Portale, this essential guide offers a simple system to focus your actions and accomplish your work. Charnas spells out the 10 major principles of mise-en-place for chefs and non chefs alike: (1) planning is prime; (2) arranging spaces and perfecting movements; (3) cleaning as you go; (4) making first moves; (5) finishing actions; (6) slowing down to speed up; (7) call and callback; (8) open ears and eyes; (9) inspect and correct; (10) total utilization. This journey into the world of chefs and cooks shows you how each principle works in the kitchen, office, home, and virtually any other setting.

Mobilized Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Mobilized


  • Author : SC Moatti
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-05-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626567429

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Mobilized Excerpt :

A Silicon Valley veteran outlines what is required for a company to succeed in the mobile era. Mobile has now become such an integral part of how we live that, for many people, losing a cell phone is like losing a limb. Everybody knows mobile is the future, and every business wants in, but what are the elements of mobile success? SC Moatti, a Silicon Valley veteran who was an executive with Facebook, Trulia, and Nokia, gives businesses and professionals simple ways to thrive in this modern day “gold rush.” More than a book on technology, this is a book about human nature and what matters most to us. Moatti shows that because mobile products have become extensions of ourselves, we expect from them what we wish for ourselves: an attractive body, a meaningful life, and a growing repertoire of skills. She has created an all-encompassing formula that makes it easy for any business to develop a strategy for creating winning mobile products. Her Body Rule dictates that mobile products must appeal to our sense of beauty—but beauty in a mobile world is both similar to and different from what it means offline. The Spirit Rule says mobile products must help us address our deepest personal needs. And the Mind Rule explains that businesses that want to succeed in mobile need to continually analyze the user experience so they can improve every iteration of their products. Moatti includes case studies from mobile pioneers such as Facebook, Uber, Tinder, WhatsApp, and more. The market is full of how-to books for programming apps, but no works examine what is required for success in the mobile era. Until now. “Moatti gets what makes people fall in love with mobile. And now you get in on her formula. Business is too important to be left to luck. Ignore this book at your peril.” —Jonathan Badeen, cofounder and senior vice president of Product, Tinder “This book is rare. It looks at mobile with an insider’s knowledge and deep caring about human beings.” —Chris Ander

Welcome to the Writer s Life Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Welcome to the Writer s Life


  • Author : Paulette Perhach
  • Publisher : Sasquatch Books
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632171535

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Welcome to the Writer s Life Excerpt :

Learn how to take your work to the next level with this informative guide on the craft, business, and lifestyle of writing With warmth and humor, Paulette Perhach welcomes you into the writer’s life as someone who has once been on the outside looking in. Like a freshman orientation for writers, this book includes an in-depth exploration of all the elements of being a writer—from your writing practice to your reading practice, from your writing craft to the all-important and often-overlooked business of writing. In Welcome to the Writer’s Life, you will learn how to tap into the powers of crowdsourcing and social media to grow your writing career. Perhach also unpacks the latest research on success, gamification, and lifestyle design, demonstrating how you can use these findings to further improve your writing projects. Complete with exercises, tools, checklists, infographics, and behind-the-scenes tips from working writers of all types, this book offers everything you need to jump-start a successful writing life.

When the Duke Was Wicked Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

When the Duke Was Wicked


  • Author : Lorraine Heath
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9780373601370

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When the Duke Was Wicked Excerpt :

They are England's most eligible bachelors, with the most scandalous reputations. But for the right woman, even an unrepentant rogue may mend his ways... Lady Grace Mabry's ample inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her--or enamored of her riches. Who better to distinguish beau from blackguard than her notorious childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon? With no interest in marriage, Lovingdon has long lived only for pleasure. He sees little harm in helping Grace find a proper match. He simply has to teach the lovely innocent all the ploys a scoundrel uses to gain a woman's favor--by demonstrating his wicked ways. But as lessons lead to torrid passion and Grace becomes ensnared in another man's marriage plot, Lovingdon must wage a desperate gamble: Open his heart fully--or risk losing the woman he adores...

The Philosophy of Psychology Book

The Philosophy of Psychology


  • Author : George Botterill
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-08-19
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 0521559154

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The Philosophy of Psychology Excerpt :

What is the relationship between common-sense, or 'folk', psychology and contemporary scientific psychology? Are they in conflict with one another? Or do they perform quite different, though perhaps complementary, roles? George Botterill and Peter Carruthers discuss these questions, defending a robust form of realism about the commitments of folk psychology and about the prospects for integrating those commitments into natural science. Their focus throughout the book is on the ways in which cognitive science presents a challenge to our common-sense self-image - arguing that our native conception of the mind will be enriched, but not overturned, by science. The Philosophy of Psychology is designed as a textbook for upper-level undergraduate and beginning graduate students in philosophy and cognitive science, but as a text that not only surveys but advances the debates on the topics discussed, it will also be of interest to researchers working in these areas.