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The Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

By Charles Duhigg
16-minute read
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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit (2012) explains what an important role habits play in our lives, whether they’re good ones, like brushing our teeth and exercising, or bad ones, like smoking. Filled with research-based findings and engaging anecdotes, The Power of Habit not only explains exactly how habits are formed, it provides easy tips for changing habits, both on an individual and an organizational level.

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“Having tried and failed several times to pick up good habits like morning meditation, I found these blinks really helped me understand the root of the problem.”

– Ben H, Head of Editorial at Blinkist

  • People striving to form good habits, like exercising regularly, or kick bad ones, like eating fast food
  • Anyone interested in how our tendency to form habits is manipulated by companies
  • Anyone who wants to implement new routines in their organizations

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigative reporter who writes for the New York Times. He has won numerous awards for his work and has appeared on TV shows such as Frontline and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

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