Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit is a comprehensive analysis of different cases showing the impact habits have on everyday life.
It uses examples of companies, corporations and individuals to describe formation of habits, how to alter them, their use in making business profitable, and the damage poor habits can cause.
Examination of people with extraordinary habits helps to understand how habits form inside the brain. The basal ganglia, composed of a loop made of three sections, is the section in the brain that stores the habit. The sections stimulate the habit loop, its execution, and a reward which reminds the brain to store the habit for future use. The stimulation and reward sections can help change a habit.
Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour all 371 pages. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer.This summary is not intended to be used without reference to the original book.