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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by [Duhigg, Charles]
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Kindle Edition, 28 Feb 2012

Length: 418 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

With a new Afterword by the author
 
In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NPR BESTSELLER • WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER • LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER • USA TODAY BESTSELLER • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Wall Street Journal • Financial Times
 
“Sharp, provocative, and useful.”—Jim Collins
 
“Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”Financial Times
 
“A flat-out great read.”—David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
 
“You’ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.”—Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
 
“Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”The New York Times Book Review

“Cue: see cover. Routine: read book. Reward: fully comprehend the art of manipulation.”Bloomberg Businessweek
 
“Absolutely fascinating.”Wired

“A fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change . . . The stories that Duhigg has knitted together are all fascinating in their own right, but take on an added dimension when wedded to his examination of habits.”— Associated Press
 
“There’s been a lot of research over the past several years about how our habits shape us, and this work is beautifully described in the new book The Power of Habit.”—David Brooks, The New York Times
 
“A first-rate book—based on an impressive mass of research, written in a lively style and providing just the right balance of intellectual seriousness with practical advice on how to break our bad habits.”The Economist
 
“I have been spinning like a top since reading The Power of Habit, New York Times journalist Charles Duhigg’s fascinating best-seller about how people, businesses and organizations develop the positive routines that make them productive—and happy.”The Washington Post




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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4767 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0385669763
  • Publisher: Random House (28 February 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055PGUYU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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This is a very clear read. The principles are basic - but powerful. The principles applied in many different circumstances and has the ability to be a life changer. I like the idea of keystone habits that make life and organizational changes, even though they don't look like on the surface that they do.
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This book seemed quite a long read, but maybe because it gives the reader 'food for thought' in relation to our own habits and how to break the cycle and change. I enjoyed the book although I in some sections there seemed to be a little too many examples.
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I really enjoyed reading this and relating it to my own life and habits. Thankfully I don't have any serious addictions but it was still really insightful how the brain works behind the scene. Good to remember when wanting to start new positive change.
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I think it provides a good mix of research vs case studies to back up its findings. I enjoyed the how it related to business scenarios however I did find it jump a bit all over the place
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Had some good points but was more a narrative of other peoples stories and a plug for Starbucks. Sound Science wrapped up in too much storytelling.
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