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The Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

By Charles Duhigg
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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 how important a role habits play in our lives, from brushing our teeth to smoking to exercising, and how exactly those habits are formed. The research and anecdotes in The Power of Habit provide easy tips for changing habits both individually as well as in organizations. The book spent over 60 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

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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

  • Anyone wanting to start a good habit like regular exercise, or kick a bad habit like 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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