• #189 Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

    Description: Ever get the feeling you’re bombarded with too many emails, pings, dings, and rings? You’re not alone. In an age of ever-increasing distraction, how do we control technology and make sure technology doesn’t control us? Nir Eyal, bestselling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, wrote the book on the secret psychology of what makes Facebook, Slack, and the iPhone so potentially addictive. However, in this talk, Nir dives into the surprising burdens many of these technologies place on employee productivity and happiness. Nir also gives actionable advice and case studies for how successful companies manage these technologies to increase customer satisfaction, team output, and employee retention. This talk is for anyone who has ever struggled with distraction and wants to learn to harness the superpower of super-focus. Bio: Nir Eyal lectured at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and Institute of Design. His first book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, is an international bestseller and taught Silicon Valley how to design behavior. His next book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, reveals the Achilles' heel of distraction and provides a guidebook for getting the best of technology without letting it get the best of us. Nir blogs at: NirAndFar.com Food and Beverage: Lunch will be provided Sponsor: Qualtrics Location: Qualtrics HQ 333 W River Park Dr, Provo, UT 84604