**NOTE: In response to listener feedback, the audio on this book was redone by professional narration on October 10, 2014. The quality is much improved.**
Why do some products capture our attention, while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? This audiobook introduces listeners to the "Hook Model," a four steps process companies use to build customer habits. Through consecutive hook cycles, successful products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back repeatedly - without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is a guide to building products people can't put down. Written for product managers, designers, marketers, startup founders, and people eager to learn more about the things that control our behaviors, this audiobook gives listeners:
• Practical insights to create user habits that stick.
• Actionable steps for building products people love.
• Behavioral techniques used by Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and other habit-forming products.
Nir Eyal distilled years of research, consulting and practical experience to write a manual for creating habit-forming products. Nir has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. His writing on technology, psychology and business appears in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.
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Good Book, Terrible Recording
As a survey of how to capture interest online, Nir Eyal has some fantastic insights and the words are worth the price. It will give anyone good ideas and builds a credible thesis. BUT, his recording of this book is awful. He obviously recorded it himself it in a very low tech way, and the audio quality switches throughout the book from bad to worse. I've worked audio recording sessions throughout my career, and I can tell that Nir did little research or trial and error practice recordings to create the audiobook.. If you can survive the recording, you'll learn good things from what he has to say. You might be better off buying the lower cost eBook instead.
Yes, his research and insights are good.
IN ADDITION to the poor audio quality, he often stumbles through his words. LEARN TO DO MORE THAN 1 AUDIO TAKE if you record your own book! We pay a lot of money for these, and expect at least a bare minimum quality that isn't in this book.
Can't believe I paid for this audio book
Read by a possible teenager who doesn't know how to read. Incredible. He skips the words that he mispronounces, doesn't even bother to correct it. Stops before some words in totally random places which is so distracting.
I was tracing the actual book while listening and he replaces phrases like "internal triggers" with "an internal trigger". Dude! If you want to write a book then write one, but don't modify this!
Finally there are weird cuts and merges in the recording.
Incredibly unprofessional. This audio book should be banned on audible. If I wanted low quality I'd go to other sites. I'm paying to get quality.
Such a good book but a terrible audio book.
- Renan Cakirerk