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Nir And Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nirandfar/support

Nir And Far: Business, Behaviour and the Brain Nir Eyal

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Nir And Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nirandfar/support

    Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable - Nir And Far

    Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable - Nir And Far

    Stepping outside your comfort zone seriously improves your life.

    Humans have an evolutionary need to be challenged—to feel discomfort.

    That’s the main revelation of journalist Michael Easter’s The Comfort Crisis, a book about embracing discomfort to “reclaim your wild, happy, healthy self.”

    You can read the Nir And Far blog post on: Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable https://www.nirandfar.com/comfortable-with-discomfort/

    Nir And Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal. If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes and leave an iTunes review. It will greatly help new listeners discover the show. Please visit my website Nir and Far for other info about my writing, books and teaching: http://www.nirandfar.com/




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    • 7 min
    Surprise! There’s a Right Way to Multitask - Nir And Far

    Surprise! There’s a Right Way to Multitask - Nir And Far

    Here’s how to get more out of your day without overtaxing your brain.

    Everyone knows that multitasking destroys productivity, right? Haven’t we all seen studies and read articles telling us that it’s impossible to do two things at once?

    In some ways, that’s true. The evidence is pretty clear that humans are awful at performing two complex tasks simultaneously.

    You can read the Nir And Far blog post on: Surprise! There’s a Right Way to Multitask https://www.nirandfar.com/multitask-the-right-way/

    Nir And Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal. If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes and leave an iTunes review. It will greatly help new listeners discover the show. Please visit my website Nir and Far for other info about my writing, books and teaching: http://www.nirandfar.com/






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    • 15 min
    Can Someone with ADHD be ‘Indistractable’? - Nir And Far

    Can Someone with ADHD be ‘Indistractable’? - Nir And Far

    Anyone can use the Indistractable Model, and it can be especially helpful for those with ADHD

    Does my book Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life work for the ADHD brain? It’s a question I’ve been getting a lot lately.

    Though I didn’t specifically write the book for people with ADHD, I wanted to get an honest opinion from an expert. I reached out to Caitlin O’Brient Bauer, who was diagnosed with ADHD at age 8 and is now a certified ADHD coach.

    You can read the Nir And Far blog post on: Can Someone with ADHD be ‘Indistractable’? https://www.nirandfar.com/adhd-but-indistractable/?swcfpc=1

    Nir And Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal. If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes and leave an iTunes review. It will greatly help new listeners discover the show. Please visit my website Nir and Far for other info about my writing, books and teaching: http://www.nirandfar.com/






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    • 8 min
    Planning a Vacation Is Practice for a Great Life - Nir And Far

    Planning a Vacation Is Practice for a Great Life - Nir And Far

    Get the most out of your vacation—and life—with just a little planning.

    When I was 13, my parents and I went to Europe on vacation.

    It was miserable.

    My father wanted to hit all the major sites, while my mother just wanted to relax. Because they couldn’t agree on what to do, none of us got the vacation we’d hoped for.

    You can read the Nir And Far blog post on: Planning a Vacation Is Practice for a Great Life https://www.nirandfar.com/ultimate-vacation-hack/

    Nir And Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal. If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes and leave an iTunes review. It will greatly help new listeners discover the show. Please visit my website Nir and Far for other info about my writing, books and teaching: http://www.nirandfar.com/


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    • 5 min
    Why It’s So Hard to Shake the Way People Make You Feel - Nir And Far

    Why It’s So Hard to Shake the Way People Make You Feel - Nir And Far

    Good or bad, our feelings color how we see people.

    In psychology, a “trapped prior” is a perception of reality that’s colored, or trapped, by past experiences.

    If not treated, trapped priors can turn into debilitating phobias. For instance, someone might have an overwhelming fear of dogs because they were bitten as a child.

    Though not nearly as extreme, our trapped priors can shape how we perceive others.

    You can read the Nir And Far blog post on: Why It’s So Hard to Shake the Way People Make You Feel https://www.nirandfar.com/trapped-priors-and-your-relationships/

    Nir And Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal. If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes and leave an iTunes review. It will greatly help new listeners discover the show. Please visit my website Nir and Far for other info about my writing, books and teaching: http://www.nirandfar.com/


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    • 6 min
    Don’t Write About What You Already Know — Instead, I’m “Writing To Learn” - Nir And Far

    Don’t Write About What You Already Know — Instead, I’m “Writing To Learn” - Nir And Far

    Many authors write what they know. I don’t. I am writing to learn about what I don’t know.

    For me, writing is a wonderful way to go deep on a problem I’m struggling with.

    You can read the Nir And Far blog post on: Don’t Write About What You Already Know — Instead, I’m “Writing To Learn” https://www.nirandfar.com/writing-to-learn/

    Nir And Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal. If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes and leave an iTunes review. It will greatly help new listeners discover the show. Please visit my website Nir and Far for other info about my writing, books and teaching: http://www.nirandfar.com/


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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

MAA020 ,

Very insightful podcast by Nir Eyal

I've been following Nir Eyal's work for years now and his podcast is a great extension of his thought leadership on behavioural design.

My hope is that Nir will dedicate a future episode of "Nir and Far" to the topic of machine learning and behaviour, outlining potential upside and downsides of machines fully understanding user behaviour.

Non-fiction junkie ,

Super Repetitive

It feels like the same three points are repackaged and repeated over and over again. Time boxing, traction, burn or burn again and again. I had high hopes but this is just tedious.

NiiCleland ,

Question for Nir

This is an exceptional podcast. It balances being very concise with providing true value. I listen to dozens of tech podcasts, spending an hour on each per week, searching for the 'golden nugget' within the podcast - the 5 minutes of wisdom buried inside the noise. Nir goes straight to the nugget - no BS.

Question - Is there any advantage in creating a product that digitalises an activity that already happens habitually in the physical world? i.e. as opposed to trying to invent a habit.

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