- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday Canada; 1st Edition edition (Feb. 28 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385669747
- ISBN-13: 978-0385669740
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.8 x 24.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 703 g
- Average Customer Review: 144 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Hardcover – Feb 28 2012
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“The Power of Habit is an enjoyable book, and readers will find useful advice about how to change at least some of their bad habits — even if they want to keep their salt.”
—The New York Times (editor’s choice)
“Reading the quirky anecdotes and the whizbang science of it all becomes habit-forming in itself. Cue: see cover. Routine: read book. Reward: Fully comprehend the art of manipulation.”
“[A]bsolutely fascinating . . . Really juicy, fascinating, sometimes confounding stuff here.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“Duhigg has a knack for distilling laboratory findings into accessible language. . . . The Power of Habit is a fascinating read.”
—The Daily Beast
“Duhigg makes everything accessible and useable for habit-makers and habit-breakers alike. Much like a handful of potato chips, in fact, this book is hard to resist.”
—The Nashville Ledger
“The Power of Habit is a good and educational read. . . . Duhigg doesn't preach, rather he invites you to learn—a much better approach.”
“Duhigg's writing is easy to consume and is sure to make you laugh. You'll forget that this non-fiction book has as many stats as your college psych textbook.”
“With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Charles brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.”
About the Author
CHARLES DUHIGG is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. He is a winner of the George Polk and National Academies of Science awards, and was part of a team of finalists for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. He is a frequent contributor to NPR, This American Life, and Frontline. A gradaute of Harvard Business School and Yale College, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two children.See all Product description
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Habits are a huge part of our life. I knew this going into the book, but I learned quite a bit! It is pretty crazy how many different things we do are a result of habits. In addition to all the data stores are gathering on us and our habits to better promote their products!
Overall, this book was valuable to read. It did become a bit repetitive with the many examples. I feel it could have been written a bit more concisely, but it is still worth reading because of the information it contains.
Structure of the book :
I like the approach in this book. It is not a book where you will find statements such as : "This should be done this way". It targets the source of habit by giving us a look in the life of influential individuals and organizations using an impartial view. I appreciated a lot that the author was not giving his own opinion but instead a theory. He was allowing me to use what he has brought to my attention to form my own conclusions.
How to read it:
This is not a book you should read in 1 day. I would not recommend reading more than 1 chapter per week if you really want to harness all the information contained in this book. For someone with ADHD, I found this book was a must. Do not skip chapters. All chapters are connected to each other for form a whole and are meant to be read in a sequence.
Would I recommend this book :
Definitely. Someone who is looking to start a company will adore this book. Students who want to achieve academicals heights. Someone who does not like his job and is afraid of changing fields. Someone who wants to climb the corporate ladder. Someone who wants to stop making the same decisions.
This book is worth 50$ at the very least. I paid less than the 3D movie I saw yesterday and I dont even get to keep the 3d glasses.
I found it so useful, I bought a copy for another friend. Easily recommended.
In my opinion, I think the best part of this book is the Appendix.
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