This week’s must-reads: Focusmate is the internet’s most invasive productivity hack

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In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. I hope you enjoy them!

Our 6 Must Reads for Honing Focus and Managing Your Time (First Round) Six strategies that show you how to regain your time, focus, at any scale. These tips will help you make every minute meaningful.

One Simple Way to Eliminate Distractions in a Board Meeting (Mark Suster) Given how seldom your executive board comes together, you’d imagine you’d have their full attention. You would be wrong.

The Truth About the Effects of Screens (Psychology Today) When it comes to how screens affect us, the “truth” doesn’t make the headlines.

Making Uncommon Knowledge Common (Kwokchain)
To repeatedly found successful companies is virtually unheard of. Richard Barton has founded three consumer companies worth over a billion dollars each. What is his playbook?

I Let a Stranger Watch Me Work for a Day — And I’ve Never Been More Productive (Mel Magazine) Focusmate is the internet’s most invasive productivity hack and Mel Magazine puts it to the test.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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