CMU Silicon Valley welcomes Nir Eyal

Date/Time: November 15, 2016, 1:45 pm (PT) / 4:45 pm (ET)

Location: CMU Silicon Valley Campus: Bldg 23, Rm 118

Open to Carnegie Mellon students, faculty, and staff only

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

What makes some products so engaging while others flop? Nir Eyal explains the psychology behind the world’s most habit-forming technologies and provides practical advice for increasing user engagement.

Nir writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”

Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.

In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.

Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Pantry, Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Worklife (acquired by Cisco), Joya Communications, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, and Symphony Commerce.

Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.