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The Power of Habit

By Charles Duhigg

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • Financial Times

In The Power of Habit, award-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 the 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.

With a new Afterword by the author
“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

Summary by AI

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

  • Authors' Background: Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times.
  • Main Theme: The science of habit formation and how it can be applied to personal and organizational change.
  • Key Points:
    • Habits are formed through a three-step loop: cue, routine, reward.
    • Habits can be broken or changed by altering the cue, routine, or reward.
    • Habits are powerful because they operate automatically, freeing up our conscious minds for other tasks.
    • Habits can be used to improve our lives in areas such as health, productivity, and relationships.
  • Reputation:
    • Positive:
      • Praised for its clear and engaging writing style.
      • Provides practical strategies for changing habits.
      • Has been widely used in business and personal development programs.
    • Negative:
      • Some critics argue that the book oversimplifies the science of habit formation.
      • Others find the case studies too long and repetitive.
  • Who Should Read It:
    • Anyone interested in understanding the science of habit formation.
    • Individuals looking to change their own habits.
    • Leaders and managers seeking to improve organizational performance.


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Understanding the science of habits, triggers, and replacing your bad habits with good habits. great book!


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