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Careers Group: Who’s in charge of your life: You or your tech?

March 18, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Careers Group:
Who’s in charge of your life: You or your tech?
Thursday 18 March, 12:00 – 13:00


The pandemic has further accelerated a shift to a virtual life, with more of us connecting to others via zoom, social media and other apps. It has been a boom for digital and online companies. Simultaneously, social distancing rules have kept us physically apart and isolated, spurring discussions on mental health and the importance of relationships for our wellbeing.


Join us for a conversation with Nir Eyal, best-selling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, a must-read for product developers aiming to increase consumer engagement, and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, a fascinating and award winning how-to guide on wresting control back from technology, to manage your attention for what really matters to you. We’ll discuss his books and how to get the best from technology without letting it get the best of us.


Based in Singapore, Nir writes, consults and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology and business. He previously taught as a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He co-founded and sold two tech companies and was dubbed by The MIT Technology Review as, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology”. Nir blogs at and his writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review, Time and Psychology Today. Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. He is a graduate of The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.


Moderator: Natalie Einhoff (MBA 07J), Co-Chair of the Careers Group and a Director at Barclays.


Natalie has kindly offered a free copy of either book to the attendees asking the first two questions live.