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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Charles Duhigg

Narrated By: Mike Chamberlain

Publisher: Cornerstone Digital

Date: April 2012

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.
Along the way we learn why some people and companies struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others seem to remake themselves overnight. We visit laboratories where neuroscientists explore how habits work and where, exactly, they reside in our brains. We discover how the right habits were crucial to the success of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and civil-rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. We go inside Procter & Gamble, Target superstores, Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, NFL locker rooms, and the nation's largest hospitals and see how implementing so-called keystone habits can earn billions and mean the difference between failure and success, life and death.
At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.
Habits aren't destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

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  • Ramya K.

    The individual case studies were interesting. Brings greater awareness.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Gary C

    great book. I would recommend it. a good discussing of habits, grit, willpower, and hope to change your game.

  • Simona ?iv?

    A very imteresting book, case by case revealing how our behavior is being shaped by our bread in bone behavior as well as natural instincts are shaping the life of people as well as organizations. The narration is very easy to follow, the story sacrifices the scientific approach for the sake of intrigue.