This week’s must reads: Want Success? Invite Failure

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!

Polite Fortnite Society (Techcrunch)
Most people log on to play Fortnite but many, especially young folks, hop on to Fortnite to socialize.

On Isolation & Inattention Panics (TechLiberation) Isolation and inattention panics are some of the most common “fear cycles” that we have seen repeatedly play out through the ages.

Video game addiction is real, rare, and poorly understood (Vox)
The World Health Organization now recognizes “gaming disorder.” It’s a controversial, but some argue necessary, classification.

Is Screen Time Bad for Kids’ Brains? (New York Times)
A study featured on “60 Minutes” is sure to alarm parents. Here’s what scientists know, and don’t know, about the link between screens, behavior, and development.

Want Success? Invite Failure (BarnettTalks)
We want high performances, yet so many organizations give us mediocrity. The problem is simple: We don’t get excellence because we don’t invite failure.

The ‘Future Book’ Is Here, But It’s Not What We Expected (Wired)
Prognostications about how technology would affect the form of paper books have been with us for centuries.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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