Hooked: How To Build Habit-forming Products by Nir EyalHooked: How To Build Habit-forming Products by Nir Eyal

Hooked: How To Build Habit-forming Products

byNir Eyal, Ryan Hoover

Hardcover | November 4, 2014

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How do successful companies create products people can't put down?

Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us?

Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the "Hook Model" -- a four steps process embedded  into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive “hook  cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back over and over again, without depending on  costly advertising or aggressive messaging.

Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had  been available to him as a startup founder – not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products.  Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, startup founders, and anyone who seeks to understand  how products influence our behavior.

Eyal provides readers with:

  • Practical insights to create user habits that stick.
  • Actionable steps for building products people love.
  • Fascinating examples from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest to the Bible App, and many other habit-forming products.
 RYAN HOOVER's writing has appeared in TechCrunch, The Next Web, Forbes and Fast Company. After working on Hooked with Nir Eyal, Hoover founded Product Hunt, a company that has been described as "the place to discover the enxt big things in tech."
Title:Hooked: How To Build Habit-forming ProductsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.6 × 5.8 × 0.89 inPublished:November 4, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0670069329

ISBN - 13:9780670069323


Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok A great novel with clever, easy to follow writing with funny and witty characters. Definitely a must read!
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impactful & thought provoking - Entrepreneurs must-read! Haven't before read a book that was so applicable right after finishing it. The examples of current companies are very easy to follow along with thought provoking sources of innovative practices made it a must-read for me. Recommend it to anyone dabbling in product development or even thinking of a new startup idea.
Date published: 2016-11-23

Editorial Reviews

"A must-read for everyone who cares about driving customer engagement." - Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup"Hooked gives you the blueprint for the next generation of products. Read Hooked or the company that replaces you will." - Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress"The book everyone in Silicon Valley is talking about." - Stephen P. Anderson, author of Seductive Interaction Design"The most high bandwidth, high octane, and valuable presentation I have ever seen on this subject." - Rory Sutherland, vice chairman, Oglivy & Mather"Nir's work is an essential crib sheet for any start-up looking to understand user psychology." - Dave McClure, founder of 500 Startups"When it comes to driving engagement and building habits, Hooked is an excellent guide into the mind of the user." - Andrew Chen, technology writer and investor"I've learned a great deal from Nir, and you will too. He'll help you design habits to benefit your users, and your company." - Dr. Stephen Wendel, author of Designing for Behavior Change"With concrete advice and tales from the product-development trenches, this is a thoughtful discussion of how to create something that users never knew they couldn’t live without." - Publishers Weekly