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Indistractable by Nir Eyal


How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Nir Eyal

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Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 17 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9781526610225

In Indistractable, behavioural designer Nir Eyal shows what life could look like if you followed through on your intentions. Instead of suggesting a digital detox, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving you to distraction, and teaches you how to make pacts with yourself to keep your brain on track.

2 stars out of 5
18 Oct 2019

"...a spectacle of sophistry from which no amount of self-help pabulum could distract."

Technology exists to help us transcend our limitations. This book could have been a welcome recognition by a leading voice in the field that we can’t fight distractions on our own – that we shouldn’t have to – and that technology, properly designed and incentivised, is necessary for helping us do so. That is the book I wish I could have read... It’s one thing to tell this to knowledge workers who ride electric scooters to work and stream productivity podcasts into their AirBuds. But tell it to the single working mother who can barely carve out enough “me time” to take a shower. Better yet, tell the tech designers it’s not their fault, that it’s ultimately their users’ responsibility to manage distractions, and that even if their products do distract, the “root cause” of it lies in users themselves