Productivity Giants Series with Nir Eyal

We’re excited to kick off our new productivity content series here at SaneBox – interviews with some of the top leaders in the tech industry and beyond. We hope you’ll be inspired by their productivity wisdom, as well as their fascinating career learnings thus far. 

 

First up, we’re featuring Nir Eyal, who has been dubbed “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology” by the M.I.T. Technology Review. Nir is the author of the bestselling book, “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products,” an essential read for entrepreneurs looking to understand what it takes to create highly engaging products that capture widespread attention. He has founded two tech companies since 2003, and taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Nir is also active in the Silicon Valley tech scene – he serves as a contributing writer at TechCrunch, and is an active investor in habit-forming technologies. You can follow Nir on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and check out his website here

Today, Nir shares his daily email practices, his morning and nightly routines, and how he combats bad habits that hinder his productivity – among many other things! We hope you enjoy reading and learning from Nir’s varied influence in the tech space, backed up by years of research, consulting, and practical experience. If you have any questions for Nir, please leave them in the comments section below!

Is Email Ever Really Private? Your Questions, Answered

Is Email Ever Really Private_ Your Questions, Answered

There are more ways than ever to communicate at home and work. Despite the prevalence of text messaging, Snapchat, Facebook, Slack, and everything else, email remains one of the commonest ways to pass messages around. When you send email, you might think the contents are private — the only people that will see them are you and the recipients of the message.

8 Productivity Hacks from People Who Get Things Done

As entrepreneurs, there’s always a seemingly infinite list of things to do. When one task is accomplished, another magically appears to fill its spot. If only there were more time in a day.

 

One strategy for handling this could be mastering time travel or becoming a wizard. For the rest of us, there are some tested and proven approaches that can help you become more focused, creative, and overall productive.

 

Take a look at some hacks from eight influencers who are famous for their ability to clear their productivity plates and ask for more.

How SaneBox Helped Shopify Save Over 450 Hours a Month by Eliminating Email Distractions

contact formDo you remember the time when a day at work started with coffee and a meeting, not hours spent sorting through a seemingly never-ending amount of emails?

When analysts at Shopify identified “email overload” as a growing problem for their employees, they decided to turn to SaneBox for help. By applying SaneBox’s powerful filtering algorithms and machine learning technology to their current email platform, Shopify was able to streamline their email communications, reduce time spent dealing with unimportant emails, and increase overall employee productivity.

Perfect Email Templates for Communicating with Your Boss

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Unless you’re the top banana in your business, there will be numerous occasions every week when you need to email your boss. Whether it’s giving them updates, sharing information, asking for time off, getting answers, or (gulp!) admitting to a mistake, here are the email templates you need.

Avoid Burnout — How to Prevent and Cope with Stress

Avoid Burnout — How to Prevent and Cope with Stress (1)

Stress seems to be an accepted part of modern life. We have so many demands placed on us by work, family, and circumstance — unreasonable deadlines, overbearing bosses, questioning relatives, a never-ending to do list, money problems, the emotional needs of others, and more.

Sending Passwords via Email — Why it’s a Bad Idea, and What to Do Instead

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We constantly need to login to software and services. Whether it’s your workstation, laptop, phone, social network, or software at work, we need access to dozens of passwords. In fact, research suggests the average person has between 25 and 35 unique logins they need to remember. If you’re not using a password manager, that can be a real problem. It’s no wonder that nearly 40% of people forget a password at least once a week.