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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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    • 4.3 • 61 Ratings

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

    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
    Are We Really Having Fun at Bars or Just Escaping Reality? - Nir And Far

    Are We Really Having Fun at Bars or Just Escaping Reality? - Nir And Far

    Taking a hard look at how we socialize helps us spend time the way we truly want.

    The coronavirus pandemic gave us a pause to ask ourselves if we really should go back to the old way of doing things.

    You can read the Nir And Far blog post on: Are We Really Having Fun at Bars or Just Escaping Reality? https://www.nirandfar.com/why-do-people-go-to-bars/?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

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Brother Bri ,

Tactical insight

As a marketer, l’m looking for better ways to connect with my audience. The information offered definitely has helped to create more resonant messaging. Looking forward to continued insights on future episodes.

OneNoteTrier ,

Great content, grating execution

I’m a big fan of Nir and his work. But his podcast doesn’t get listened to completion. The format is this: Nir writes an essay, then has a voice over actor with a folksy Burl Ives type of voice to read the essay. And the effect is inauthentic and grating. Read it yourself, Nir, and save on the voiceover fees!

TadGray ,

Use your own voice

I really don’t like listening to a reader doing this podcast. It’s not that long and I’d really rather hear the creator.

I can’t imagine this really saves that much time.

I’ll probably just read the blog (I like the content very much).

For the record - the reader is professional and does a fine job.

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