The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit

By Charles Duhigg

  • Release Date: 2012-04-05
  • Genre: Self Help
  • Size: 3.09 MB
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Why do we do develop habits? And how can we change them?

We can always change. In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg translates cutting-edge behavioural science into practical self-improvement action, distilling advanced neuroscience into fascinating narratives of transformation.

Why can some people and companies change overnight, and some stay stuck in their old ruts? The answer lies deep in the human brain, and The Power of Habits reveals the secret pressure points that can change a life. From Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps to Martin Luther King Jr., from the CEO of Starbucks to the locker rooms of the NFL, Duhigg explores the incredible results of keystone habits, and how they can make all the difference between billions and millions, failure and success – or even life and death.

The Power of Habit makes an exhilarating case: the key to almost any door in life is instilling the right habit. From exercise to weight loss, childrearing to productivity, market disruption to social revolution, and above all success, the right habits can change everything.

Habits aren't destiny. They’re science, one which can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.


  • Not much substance

    By Angeliki_C
    Typical of this kind of books; too much padding and not enough substance. The whole book could be summarised in 2 pages. Full of anecdotal references to American football, etc which for anyone not interested in football makes it a tedious read. Don't waste your money, just google the book and you'd find more info on the articles done around this subject.