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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.

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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The Power of Habit
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4.6 / 5
Very interesting
March 3rd, 2015
The Power of Habit had is a very good book to learn about what drives people. While I am not sure that a lot of the examples in the book should actually be classified as habits, I do feel that the anecdotes are very intriguing and that they reveal a lot about human nature. I would recommend this book to anyone as I feel it will make one think about their everyday activities and vices in a different way.
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Humans are creatures of habit
November 13th, 2014
Upon watching an interview of Charles Duhigg, I became interested in this book. This book uses research to show how habits are formed, and how they are important in everyday life. How habits are essential in all life circles.
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Informative read!
October 24th, 2014
Often illumination is about viewing a phenomenon in a different lens from that we have been habitually viewing. This book illuminates on how habits are created, maintained and can be changed in our personal lives, organizations and society. Like the author said, although the concept is simple, but to change a habit takes work. The good thing is, we have a guide on how to do it. Informative read!
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Very nice book
June 20th, 2014
Its very nice book with alot of stories and case studies. It clarifies alot of habits in our life
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A revelation about habit!
February 21st, 2014
Very interesting book, really enjoy reading it. Based on so many true story and strengthen by scientific research.
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My prejudiced and opinionated view
October 2nd, 2013
Some parts are well written, but some are less convincing. For instance, description on individual habits make sense , whereas social habits such as in Rick Warren's church are little bit confusing or even misleading. His understanding of how civil rights movement and MLK arose would actually match Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping point, but less to do with social habits.
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Interesting read!
September 19th, 2013
Great book about habits. As I was reading, I immediately identified various habits of mine; including smoking right after a night shower, and chips and a movie before bed. I took the authors advice and was able to break/replace those habits immediately. Life changing stuff if applied properly.
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August 11th, 2013
I felt like it can be written in fewer pages. The summary of the book is at the end which was interesting
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Eye opener
May 31st, 2013
Gives a really interesting insight into how the brain works regarding habits and how they dictate our lives. Eye opening tidbits on how corporations use this knowledge to their advantage.
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Amazing book
May 27th, 2013
If u want to understand how to live a better work life. Also personal. This is a great book. The only 1 u will need i promise. This book is worth the money
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