Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

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Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

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Those who read and apply the principles in Indistractable and those who wish they had read it sooner. But reading it will give you the chance to reflect on how you prioritise your life, how you get distracted, and how you will refocus on what matters. If we don’t deal with the root causes, we’ll continue to find ways to distract ourselves and will remain “helpless victims in a tragedy of our own creation”. Despite the class' title, "Mastering Influence and Persuasion," Chance's confession revealed that she herself was not immune to manipulation. Nir founded and sold two companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.

This book would have benefitted from either additional evidence or deeper exploration of the information that was presented, along with more presentations of how to apply the approaches in practice. But to spend years building up those structural causes of distraction, and then to take such a position? In a world filled with noise, Indistractable provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results. A graduate and instructor in Stanford's Graduate School of Business, Nir Eyal has studied and taught behavioral design with and to industry-leading experts and scientists.

In the age of increased automation, the most sought-after jobs are those that require creative problem solving, novel solutions, and the kind of human ingenuity that comes from focusing deeply on the task at hand. I imagine that wasn’t the intention, but it was hard to ignore when he bragged about what other books he wrote and what companies he invested in. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to preserve islands of focused attention – and good personal relationships – at a time when digital devices pull us away from our priorities and our loved ones. Indistractable will help you make the most of your time and find peace and productivity in an increasingly distracting world. We also use them to help detect unauthorized access or activity that violate our terms of service, as well as to analyze site traffic and performance for our own site improvement efforts.

I highly recommend this book as something that will reclaim your focus and attention and help you navigate this world of distraction.I am reviewing this book because I received a preliminary copy and think it is a vitally important topic. This argument is important in part because it carries significance for wider conversations about the ethics of persuasive design, and in part because it is so profoundly, yet so subtly, wrong. You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. The first half of "Indistractable" is ok, and there is some good general idea on "why" you are so easily addicted to your smartphone, Facebook, etc. Simple and quick read covering helpful strategies and tactics for effectively managing attention in an ever more distracting world.

I especially enjoyed the section he put in the book on how to help our children become less distracted.

A few weeks later, I had a stack of unread papers piled neatly next to me as I watched the news on TV. Even the written word was blamed for creating "forgetfulness in the learners' souls," according to Socrates. Also, while the idea of timeboxing is appreciated, the truth is not everyone has the ability to plan, at the beginning of each week, slots of work, personal and free time in boxed increments. International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions. A relatively quick and easy read - short chapters with summaries at the end - which gives helpful ideas and tips for not getting distracted.

When I moved from a Google sales team in New York City to a Google operations team in Boulder, Colorado several years ago, I expected to find differences in culture and team norms. The only [person] I was getting closer to," she admits, "[was] my colleague Ernest, who also had a Striiv, so we could set challenges and compete with each other. He then offers a well organised discussion of things that distract you - your own mind and the world around you. I thought that giving the why and underlying structure of distraction was perhaps the most important contribution. His foundational claim that avoiding discomfort or dissatisfaction is our motivation for everything we do in life is simply asserted; no evidence is adduced.

This book has a different take and doesn't advocate a digital detox or even mindfulness and meditation. They're all around us — from cookies beckoning when we open the kitchen cabinet to a chatty coworker keeping us from finishing a time-sensitive project. James Williams’s Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Restriction in the Attention Economy is published by Cambridge.

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