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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

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Mike Chamberlain

10 Hours 53 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

February 2012

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The perfect gift for anyone trying to start the new year off right, 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.

Praise for The Power of Habit
 
“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

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  • Omar F

    Best book ever!! =D

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  • Joel B

    Great book and narrator, very interesting and informative.

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  • Gerardo P

    This was a very great read. The narrator was very clear and this gave me a clear understanding of how habits work.

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  • Tamara Malan

    Extremely eye opening and informational on how we are manipulated into buying trends. The habits we have and why. Very good information for everyone.

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  • Lana Vivant

    Book is very interesting, to say the least. Plus informative and applicable to our own habits

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  • Abdulhadi Alramadhan

    This has some good research but most of the analysis are extremely poor... It\'s missing clear explanations for readers to apply those tips.

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  • Julian Rojo

    This is an important and excellent book to understand.

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  • christine tizzard

    This book really broke down habits in a way that made sense to me. Really enjoyed this listen.

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  • T. Chadrisse Knight

    -Great book to help understand the power of habits and how to deal with them. The social science behind habits is very interesting.

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  • Antonio Hill

    So enlightening! Definitely have hidden jewels throughout the book...

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