This week’s must-reads: How Boston Entrepreneurs Use Tech to Tackle Food Waste

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!

The Addictive Products Myth: Who Is the Culprit Here? (NirandFar)
Addiction is not mind-control. It is a confluence of factors. Take out any of the elements at the root of addiction and the product can be used in moderation.

Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and I debate (Ezra Klein Show)
My discussion with Ezra Klein on his podcast regarding big tech and whether big tech is responsible for making addictive products.

The Hidden Patterns of Great Startup Ideas (NfX)
We’ve identified a total of 15 frameworks to help Founders refine their startup ideas and move from left to right, and today we’ll share 5 of them.

Markets Are Eating the World (Ribbon Farm)
Contracting out individual tasks can be more expensive than just keeping someone on the payroll because each task involves transaction costs.

How Boston Entrepreneurs Use Tech To Tackle Food Waste (wbur)
About 40% of the food produced in the U.S. gets thrown out. Boston entrepreneurs have developed technologies to reduce that waste.

The Trouble With ‘Screen-Time’: Ditch Counting Digital Calories and Build Your Family’s Digital Nutrition (Family Online Safety Institute)
Digital Nutrition is about thinking beyond screen time limits and restrictions, and doing the deep and messy work of understanding our relationship with

Happy reading!

-Nir Eyal

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