NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For anyone looking to rebuild old habits, form new ones, or start all over, this instant classic “masterfully combines cutting-edge research and captivating stories to reveal how habits shape our lives and how we can shape our habits” (Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive).
Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal and 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
“Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”—The New York Times Book Review
I really enjoyed the first half of the book. I'd say it is really good if you can tolerate the narrator's voice. At first it didn't bother me much, but after awhile, when he quotes women, somehow it drove me nuts. But the information in book is very interesting.
This book is amazing. It does go a little long and I think you will get the point after a while but really great insights to human nature. The reason behind why we do what we do and how to break that cycle. The Narrator is very good and the book is peppered with stories that keep you listening. I would recommend this book to anyone trying to break or create habits into your life.
1st Half is a Must Read
This book is amazing. I drive a lot and I usually only listen when I'm driving but this was one of those books I couldn't wait to hear more and have recommended to countless people to read. Applicable as a business, self improvement, or psychological book. Very interesting and highly recommended. However the 2nd half of the book does drag on a bit but they tie everything together at the end.