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This book has 15 recommendations
Ryan Holiday (Media Strategist, Author, Founder/Brass Check)An essential book for anyone trying to think, work, or live better.
Mark Manson (Founder/MarkManson.net)Indistractable is the most practical and realistic approach to balancing technology with well-being. A must-read for anyone with a smartphone.
James Clear (Author)In a world filled with noise, Indistractable provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results.
Cal Newport (Author)Indistractable is a master class in understanding the root cause of distraction. Recommended for anyone looking to do more deep work.
Adam Grant (Author)Success and happiness belong to people who can control their attention. Nir Eyal is on a mission to protect you from distraction—and his lively book is full of actionable ideas.
Greg McKeown (Author)Being indistractable is the essential skill for our time. Skip this book at your peril. My advice is this: Read it. Live it. Repeat.
Arianna Huffington (Founder and CEO/Thrive Global)This is such an important book. Indistractable is the best guide I’ve read for reclaiming our attention, our focus, and our lives.
Shane Parrish (Founder/Farnam Street)I can think of no more important skill than focus and no better teacher than Nir Eyal. Being indistractable is the skill of the century.
Eric Barker (Author)Indistractable is priceless. You can’t afford to ignore this book.
Tim Urban (Creator/WaitButWhy)As a lifelong procrastinator, I’m painfully aware of how much productivity-related advice there is out there and how little of it is actually helpful. Indistractable is an exception.
Kintan Brahmbhatt (Global Head of Product, Amazon Music)In the future, there will be two kinds of people in the world. Those who read and apply the principles in Indistractable and those who wish they had read it sooner.
Shane Snow (Co-Founder/Contently, Author)This book has done more to change the way I see the world than anything I’ve read in the past several years. The actionable insights from Indistractable have helped me reduced my daily time spent on email by 90%.
Chris Bailey (Author, Creator/A Life of Productivity)Dive head-first into this book. Indistractable is a fascinating, visual, and profoundly helpful guide to overcoming distraction. The deeper you dig into this book, the more productive you’ll become.
Charlotte Blank (Chief Behavioral Officer/Maritz)Indistractable will help you make the most of your time and find peace and productivity in an increasingly distracting world.
Taylor Pearson (Author)By following Eyal’s four-step, research-backed model, you’ll be able to gain control of your attention and leverage the incredible benefits of modern technology without feeling scattered and drained. Indistractable is an essential book for people looking to make big things happen in the digital age.
You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you’re about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold.
What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused and overcome distractions? What if you had the power to become “indistractable?”
International bestselling author, former Stanford lecturer, and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal, wrote Silicon Valley’s handbook for making technology habit-forming. Five years after publishing Hooked, Eyal reveals distraction’s Achilles’ heel in his groundbreaking new book.
In Indistractable, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices: Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more.
Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. Indistractable reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us.
Inside, Eyal overturns conventional wisdom and reveals:
- Why distraction at work is a symptom of a dysfunctional company culture—and how to fix it
- What really drives human behavior and why “time management is pain management”
- Why your relationships (and your sex life) depend on you becoming indistractable
- How to raise indistractable children in an increasingly distracting world
Empowering and optimistic, Indistractable provides practical, novel techniques to control your time and attention—helping you live the life you really want.
See more books recommended by: Ryan Holiday, Mark Manson, James Clear, Cal Newport, Adam Grant, Greg McKeown, Arianna Huffington, Shane Parrish, Eric Barker, Tim Urban, Kintan Brahmbhatt, Shane Snow, Chris Bailey, Charlotte Blank, Taylor Pearson
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