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ShaperTalk: AMA with Nir Eyal on Tech + Ethics

On December 6, San Francisco Global Shapers hosted Nir Eyal for a ShaperTalk at Minerva.

Nir Eyal, the bestselling author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products”, has constructed a framework for designing better products. He will do an AMA ("ask me anything") session on tech habits, ethics, and whether we are all getting hooked.

Nir Eyal 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, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business ReviewTechCrunch, and Psychology Today.

Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: EventbriteProduct HuntPantry, (acquired by LinkedIn), Worklife (acquired by Cisco), Joya CommunicationsPresence Learning7 CupsPana, and Symphony Commerce.