NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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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Very catchy and interesting but I had to give I had to get four stars I would have given 4.5 stars if possible.some of the subjects were not researched correctly especially the one about the medical field. The doctor is not solely responsible for which patient is in the operation room. Before he even sees the patient on the nurses work on the patient and make sure that the right patient is in the right room the doctor is just responsible to check in the end in, which was probably not done. Also the example with the little girl that was wrongly operated with the tonsils and Eye surgery it’s not even possible because the ever yours are not the areas of one specialist it’s two different specialists which would use completely different operation rooms, and different nursing teams. Otherwise the book was great!
Strong start-disconnected finish
Part 1 of this audiobook is captivating but the second part gets a little disconnected and sounds more like a historical review of specific significant social milestones. Good start, disappointing finish.