by Nir Eyal
(4.7 / 5)
You are sitting at your desk to work on a major project, but your morning is interrupted by a notification on your mobile. Later, a friend taps you on the shoulder to chat as you’re about to get back to work. At home, the family gets monitors in the way of quality time. Once again, the most significant personal and professional ambitions will be put on hold.
What would be possible if your best intentions were followed through? If you could stay focused and conquer obstacles, what could you accomplish? What if you had the “indistractable” power?
The best-selling international author, former professor in Stanford, and behavioral science pioneer, Nir Eyal, wrote Silicon Valley’s handbook for habit-forming software. Five years after publishing Hooked, in his groundbreaking new novel, Eyal exposes Achilles ‘ heel of diversion.
Eyal shows in Indistractable the latent psychology that pushes us to distract. He explains why it is not as simple to solve the issue as swearing off our devices: abstinence is boring and often makes us want more.
Eyal lays bare the secret of actually doing what you’re told you’re going to do with a research-based four-step template. Indistractable shows the secret to get the best out of technology without enabling us to get the best out of it.
Within, Eyal overturns conventional wisdom and reveals: Why distraction at work is a symptom of a dysfunctional corporate culture-and how to fix it What really drives human behavior and why “time management is pain management” How your relationships (and your sex life) rely on you being indistractable How to raise indistractable children in an increasingly challenging environment of empowerment