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Nir Eyal

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Nir Eyal is an Israeli-born American author, lecturer and investor known for his bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.
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Lost Connections
Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope
Johann Hari - Dec 03, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, a startling challenge to our thinking about depression and anxiety.Award-winning journalist Johann Hari suffered from depression since he was a child and started taking antidepressants when he was a teenager. He was toldlike his entire gen...
Nir Eyal
Sep 10, 2019
I loved Lost Connections by Johan Hari. He does a masterful job of exposing what addiction really is and why most people don’t understand it. I’d been working on writing on this topic for years but never published what I’d written. Hari uncovered many of the same stories but did so much better than I could have.     source
Sapiens
A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - May 15, 2018 (first published in 2011)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
Nir Eyal
Sep 10, 2019
I couldn’t put Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari down. I found Harari’s writing to be engaging yet academic and authoritative—that’s not easy to do. It inspired me to see if my writing could have a similar impact.     source
Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury - Jan 10, 2012 (first published in 1953)
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Sixty years after its publication, Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before."Fahrenheit 451- The temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns."Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to dest...
Nir Eyal
Sep 10, 2019
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury stuck with me for a long while. I think it cemented in my mind how ideas can be a tool for change.     source
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Addiction Proof Your Child
A Realistic Approach to Preventing Drug, Alcohol, and Other Dependencies
Stanton Peele - Aug 28, 2007
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Offers an effective if unorthodox approach designed to help parents take aim at the problem of addiction by explaining how to impart the fundamental skills and values that will protect youngsters and keep experimentation from turning into a more dangerous dependency....
Nir Eyal
Sep 10, 2019
Addiction-Proof Your Child by Stanton Peele is a pretty obscure book, but it’s fantastic! I’m a fan of Stanton Peele’s research.     source