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Nir And Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal.

Nir And Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal.
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Nir And Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal.

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Why Startups Must Be Behavior Experts-Nir&Far-Episode#77

10/15/2018
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Face it; you’re hooked. It’s your uncontrollable urge to check for email notifications on your phone. It’s your compulsion to visit Facebook or Twitter for just a few minutes, but somehow find yourself still scrolling after an hour. It’s the fact that if I recommended a book to purchase, your mind would flash “Amazon” like a gaudy neon sign. If habits are defined as repeated and automatic behaviors, then technology has wired your brain so you behave exactly the way it wants you to. You can...

Duration:00:05:35

Make Your Users Do the Work-Nir&Far-Episode#76

10/8/2018
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The belief that products should always be as easy to use as possible is a sacred cow of the tech world. The rise of design thinking, coinciding with beautiful new products like the iPhone, has led some to conclude that creating slick interfaces is a hallmark of great design. The law that design should always decrease the amount of effort users expend doesn’t always hold true. In fact, putting users to work is critical in creating products people love. You can read the Nir and Far blog post...

Duration:00:07:44

Who'se Really Addicting You to Technology?-Nir&Far-Episode#75

10/1/2018
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“Nearly everyone I know is addicted in some measure to the Internet,” wrote Tony Schwartz in a recent essay in The New York Times. It’s a common complaint these days. A steady stream of similar headlines accuse the Net and its offspring apps, social media sites and online games of addicting us to distraction. There’s little doubt that nearly everyone who comes in contact with the Net has difficulty disconnecting. Just look around. People everywhere are glued to their devices. You can read...

Duration:00:10:28

What Is, and Is Not, Your Product's Job-Nir&Far-Episode#74

9/24/2018
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The first step in the art of building a company is understanding customer motivation. Unless you deeply understand the job your customer is hiring your product to do, you may be surprised to learn what is, and is snot, the reason to buy your products. You can read the Nir and Far blog post on: What Is, and Is Not Your Product's Job https://www.nirandfar.com/2012/02/what-is-and-is-not-your-products-job.html Nir & Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal. If you enjoy...

Duration:00:04:22

The Best Word of Mouth Marketing-Nir&Far-Episode#73

9/17/2018
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Nir’s Note: Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School and author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Contagious explains the science behind word of mouth, how six key factors drive products and ideas to become popular, and how you can apply that science to get your own stuff to catch on. Whether you run a small business or work for a large one, and whether you sell a product or offer a service, everyone wants their stuff to catch on. You can...

Duration:00:05:20

'Assistant-As-App': Next Big Tech Trend-Nir&Far-Episode#72

9/10/2018
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App makers are returning to the roots of what our phones are for. They are after all communications devices. So called “invisible apps” engaging in “conversational commerce” are popping-up in all sorts of unrelated industries. Over the next few years, smart entrepreneurs and savvy designers will use similar techniques to dramatically improve the way they connect and serve their customers. You can read the Nir and Far blog post on: Why 'Assistant-As-App' Might be the Next Big Trend...

Duration:00:07:22

Why People Check Their Tech-NirandFar-Episode#71

9/3/2018
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Chances are you’ve experienced the following: You’re with a small group of friends at a nice restaurant. Everyone is enjoying the food and conversation when someone decides to take out his phone — not for an urgent call, but to check email, Instagram, and Facebook. You can read the Nir and Far blog post on: Why People Check Their Tech at the Wrong Time (and the Simple Trick to Stop It) https://www.nirandfar.com/2016/03/why-people-check-their-phones-at-the-wrong-times.html Nir & Far, a...

Duration:00:06:51

Want To Hook Users? Drive Them Crazy-Nir&Far-Episode#70

8/27/2018
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The Hook Model goes beyond reinforcing behavior; it creates habits, spurring users to act on their own, without the need for expensive external stimuli like advertising. The Hook Model is at the heart of many of today’s most habit-forming technologies. Social media, online games, and even good ol’ email utilize the Hook Model to compel us to use them. You can read the Nir and Far blog post on: Variable Rewards: Want to Hook Users? Drive Them Crazy...

Duration:00:07:06

What A-Players Do That You Don't-Nir&Far-Episode#69

8/22/2018
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There is a reason why jocks become Fortune 500 CEOs. But you don’t need a varsity jacket to apply these lessons to your own life. In fact, I’m a born nerd who until recently hated athleticism. You can read the Nir and Far blog post on: What A-Players Do That You Don't https://www.nirandfar.com/2012/01/what-players-do-that-you-dont.html Nir & 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...

Duration:00:06:06

Good Products Start With Good Questions-Nir&Far-Episode#68

8/13/2018
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Nir’s Note: My friend Jake Knapp just published a fantastic book titled, Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. The book details a process he and his colleagues at Google Ventures use to quickly go from idea, to prototype, to live test. Jake put together an exclusive excerpt from the book for NirAndFar.com readers. Here it is: You can read the Nir and Far blog post on: Good Products Start With Good Questions...

Duration:00:05:50

Designing to Reward Our Tribal Sides-Nir&Far-Episode#67

8/6/2018
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We are a species that depend on one another. Scientists theorize humans have specially adapted neurons that help us feel what others feel, providing evidence that we survive through our empathy for others. We’re meant to be part of a tribe and our brains seek out rewards that make us feel accepted, important, attractive, and included; all in the form of social rewards. You can read the Nir and Far blog post on Designing to Reward Our Tribal Sides...

Duration:00:07:42

What You Don’t Know About Human Intuition-Nir&Far-Episode#66

7/30/2018
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A few years ago, Joe Marks, then Disney’s vice president of research, visited Tokyo Disneyland and was puzzled by a particular behavior he observed there. Park visitors were standing in line, often for many hours at a time, outside a shop in the park’s Frontierland. Marks found out that they were waiting to buy an inexpensive (less than $10) leather bracelet on which they could have a name painted or embossed. You can read the Nir and Far blog post on What You Don't Know About Human...

Duration:00:04:47

Where is the Web Going?-Nir&Far-Episode#65

7/23/2018
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Here’s the gist: * Disruptive web innovation comes from changes in interface. * Interfaces, which make information easier to understand by mainstream users, create world-changing companies. * The next stage of the web is the Curated Web, which like the stages before, will create massive opportunities for entrepreneurs who see the trend. Is this it? Really? Facebook wins, cashes in its chips, and we all go home? You can read the Nir and Far blog post on: Where is the Web Going?...

Duration:00:04:40

Why Your Goals Will Fail-Nir&Far-Episode#64

7/16/2018
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If you’re like most people, you have a New Year’s resolution in place and you may have even stuck to it so far this year. Good for you! Realistically though, you’re going to fail. How long have you said you really should get in shape, or lamented the need for more quality time with family and friends? The fact is, despite the most earnest commitment, resolutions just don’t work. You can read the Nir and Far blog post on Why Your Goals Will Fail, And What You Can Do About It...

Duration:00:07:22

Would You Take a Bet - Nir&Far-Episode#63

7/9/2018
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Changing habits is hard. But what if there was a way to dramatically improve your odds of quitting even your worst habits? What if this method was shown to be over 8 times more effective than traditional methods at helping people quit a stubborn addiction like smoking? Would you try it? You can read the Nir and Far blog post on: Would You Take A Bet That Would Change Your Life? Probably Not. Here's Why https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/new/publish Nir & Far, a podcast about business,...

Duration:00:06:33

The Two Words that Created a #1 App-Nir&Far-Episode#62

7/2/2018
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Nir’s Note: In contrast to last week’s post on the power of saying “no,” Eric Clymer shares how a creative attitude helped his team build a #1 ranked app. Eric was the lead developer of the “A Beautiful Mess” app and is a Partner at Rocket Mobile. In improv comedy, there are really only two words that matter: “Yes, and.” You share a premise, form a scene, create a character, and if everything works out right, kill the audience. Then, you try and do it again with another, “Yes, and.” You can...

Duration:00:05:34

Designing to Reward our Tribal Sides-Nir&Far-Episode#61

6/25/2018
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We are a species that depend on one another. Scientists theorize humans have specially adapted neurons that help us feel what others feel, providing evidence that we survive through our empathy for others. We’re meant to be part of a tribe and our brains seek out rewards that make us feel accepted, important, attractive, and included; all in the form of social rewards. You can read the Nir and Far blog post on: Designing to Reward our Tribal Sides...

Duration:00:10:10

Are Companies Too Obsessed With Growth-Nir&Far-Episode#61

6/18/2018
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Nir’s Note: In this guest post, Abhay Vardhan, discusses how to measure the strength of user habits with cohort analysis and retention rate. Abhay is a founder of Blippy.com and blogs at abhayv.com. Follow Abhay on Twitter @abhayvardhan. A common mistake entrepreneurs make is to focus too much on user growth. Instead, it is often more important to ask: “Is the product creating a habit so users keep coming back?” and “How do we measure the strength of such a habit?” You can read the Nir and...

Duration:00:08:32

Getting Over Your Fear of Missing Out-Nir&Far-Episode#60

6/11/2018
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Nir’s Note: This post is co-authored with Stuart Luman, a science, technology, and business writer who has worked at Wired Magazine, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and IBM. In 2013, the word “FoMO” was added to the Oxford English Dictionary. The “fear of missing out” refers to the feeling of “anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere.” Although the terminology has only recently been added to our lexicon, experiencing FoMO is nothing new. You...

Duration:00:08:36

Forming New Habits - Nir&Far - Episode#59

6/4/2018
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Note: I’m proud to have co-authored this post with my good friend Charles Wang. Charles is a co-founder of LUMOback, a former classmate, and an accomplished psychiatrist. He brings a great perspective to the art of Behavior Engineering. You can read the Nir and Far blog post: Forming New Habits: Train to be an Amateur, Not an Expert https://www.nirandfar.com/2012/02/train-to-be-amateur-not-expert.html Nir & Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal. If you enjoy this...

Duration:00:07:35