This week’s must reads: What Marketing Can Teach Us About Time Management

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!

What Marketing Can Teach Us About Time Management (Josh Hoffman)
Principles that marketers use can directly correlate to many time management habits and skills.

Suicide is declining almost everywhere (Economist) Globally, the suicide rate has fallen by 38% from its peak in 1994. The decline has happened at different rates and different times in different parts of the world.

99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2018 (Angus Hervey) The world didn’t fall apart this year. You were just getting your news from the wrong places.

More Powerful Than a Russian Troll Army: The National Enquirer (New York Times) If the National Enquirer had stuck to its original mission of digging up dirt on the rich and famous, it would have had the tabloid story of a lifetime during the 2016 Presidential campaign.

Psychology’s Replication Crisis Has Made the Field Better (Christie Aschwanden) The psychology field has dealt with replication issues and has been forced to follow its own rules more closely and by using rigorous study methods upfront.

The Dynamics of Networks Effects (a16z) The most successful companies and products of the internet era have all been predicated on the concept of network effects, where the network becomes more valuable to users as more people use it.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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