Nir Eyal

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Plato, Political Spin, and the Pipeline Problem. This week on Innovation Hub, we’re complicating issues you think you already understand. Read more...

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Thanks to creative presentation and marketing, the California Roll forever changed the American diet. Read more…

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Necessity isn't necessarily the mother of invention. But annoyance is.

College hasn't changed all that much since the '50s. Except for the price tag. ASU’s Michael Crow explains why we should rethink college.

In 20 years, you're not going to have to worry about finances. Betterment CEO Jon Stein tells us how automated assistants are going to make managing money much easier.

Holidays got you down? Well, this week we’ve got stories about two of the most depressing subjects imaginable, and we’ll find out why they might not be as bad as you think. Read More...


1. Spending your days volunteering might be a waste of time. Princeton philosopher Peter Singer tells us about "effective altruism."

2. Algorithms can discriminate just like people. Seeta Pena Gangadharan of the London School of Economics explains how relying too much on math can be a bad thing.

3. You don’t know your best friend as well as you think. Nicholas Epley, author of “Mindwise,” looks at why we misunderstand even those closest to us.


Need to plan a lengthy trip? Dealing with IBS? There’s an app for that. Nir Eyal explains why “apps as assistants” might be the future. Read More...

There’s a reason you’re giving your cab driver a 20% tip. Author Nir Eyal explains how companies use psychology and technology to squeeze more money from you. Read More...

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1. Silicon Valley used to be fruit orchards. That was, until one man – Gordon Moore – realized that transistors get faster and cheaper every year. And the rest is iPhone and Facebook history.

2. Negotiating for higher pay doesn't mean having to put on the proverbial battle armor. Stanford's Margaret Ann Neale tells us what really works when you're trying to get your way.

3. We have the Six Million Dollar Man to thank for our advances in medicine. Steven Kotler, author of "Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact," explains how books, movies and television have dreamed up advances in technology before anyone knew how to make them happen.

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As any Mad Men fan knows, the once-trendy fedoras that men sported were hung up the second they entered the office. Author and entrepreneur Nir Eyal wants that habit to come back in style – this time, with our iPhones. Read More...

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Fitness apps are all the rage. An explosion of new companies and products want to track your steps and count your calories with the aim of melting that excess blubber. There’s just one problem — most of these apps don’t work. In fact, there is good reason to believe they make us fatter. Read More...

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