The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

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Written By: Charles Duhigg

Narrated By: Mike Chamberlain

Date: February 2012

Duration: 10 hours 53 minutes

Summary:

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

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  • Tamara Malan

    Extremely eye opening and informational on how we are manipulated into buying trends. The habits we have and why. Very good information for everyone.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  • Omar F

    Best book ever!! =D

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Joel B

    Great book and narrator, very interesting and informative.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Gerardo P

    This was a very great read. The narrator was very clear and this gave me a clear understanding of how habits work.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Lana Vivant

    Book is very interesting, to say the least. Plus informative and applicable to our own habits

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Gale Moreland

    I couldn’t turn it off! Charles Duhigg is so good at turning a long list of cases into a story that holds your attention. I was left inspired and encouraged. My friends are getting tired of hearing about Everything I learned, but I am already using his discoveries at work and at home.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Matthew F.

    I was not a big fan of the narrator. He tried different voices for different characters and it was annoying to listen to. The book itself is good with a wealth of examples to prove the authors points. Takes a weird twist at the end where it becomes very philosophical.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Roy C.

    The information was interesting but mostly about product habits and not creating your own habits in life. Yes, you can take the things said and apply them to yourself but was hoping for more details about everyday habit forming.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • HERMINIO R

    Interesting and reflexive! Great writer, great narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Abdulhadi Alramadhan

    This has some good research but most of the analysis are extremely poor... It's missing clear explanations for readers to apply those tips.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Julian Rojo

    This is an important and excellent book to understand.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • christine tizzard

    This book really broke down habits in a way that made sense to me. Really enjoyed this listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Nathan Edwards

    I have been able to use the advice on this book to improve my hanits.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • T. Chadrisse Knight

    -Great book to help understand the power of habits and how to deal with them. The social science behind habits is very interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Antonio Hill

    So enlightening! Definitely have hidden jewels throughout the book...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Ali Hamzavi

    This is a very informative and practical book. It gives you an understanding about your habits and why you do things habitually. It also offers you how to analyze and come up with possible alternatives and solutions to change the habbits. I will listen to it a few more time. The Narrator also did a great job too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Christian Galvan

    This has honestly been the most I've learned from a book since high school. Very informative, amazingly interesting read. It's amazing how you can change the way you look at life itself in such a short time. I will read this again and again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • linda alumbaugh

    I have purchased the book and listened to the audio 5x now!!! Opened my mind to how much we do are habits.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    unbelievable good it helped me so so so so much

  • Nina

    I loved this book! It gives a lot of examples but they really helped me understand how a habit forms and how to change it. At the end it also gives practical and easily applied advice.

  • Nichole U.

    Read and listened to this book on multiple occasions and always motivates and inspires me

  • Sera E.

    enjoyable listen and useful information (both on habits and general). I’m planing on integrating some of the tips he gave, and trying to change my habits.

  • Michael S.

    such a great listen.

  • Nina D.

    Very interesting and helpful for both work related habits and the personal ones.

  • Maxime F.

    Great book!

  • Mignon W.

    Had to force myself through the book. narrator voice was so monotone, would have been better off reading it myself

  • EboniJoi M.

    Such a great book! Such great narration! Finished the book much faster than I anticipated! :)

  • Christina F.

    Long but good.

  • Adele K.

    Really great book...interesting and important topic with information that can be applied in personal and professional life.

  • Monica M.

    The books is awesome ! I really like all the information and I'ts been eye opening as well as making me hopeful that I can change habits that I thought were hard rooted. The Narrator is awesome . This is the only book I've listened to on this app. I had other apps and this book was way more expensive on other audio books apps. The only thing that I would improve is that when I listen to it on my car sometimes it doesn't recognize what I had already read at the iphone while not connected. So not sure if its the app. or the car doing this trick ... but other than that ... AWESOME so fat !

  • Thomas K

    Everybody should listen to this book. The writer did an incredible job and the narrators performance was spectacular! He made it very entertaining!

  • Joseph K

    This book is great!! I enjoyed every minute of it!!

  • Alli H

    This is not a self help book it's more like a lot of research about habits and stories about people who had habits that they broke or stories about how scientists learned more about habits. I really walked away without really understanding what they wanted me to take away from the book. It was a boring waste of time.

  • Robert T

    I found it interesting to the end.

  • Spenser Bryant

    I enjoyed this book. It has a lot of good information about how habits are formed and even throws in a couple of ways to create new habits to replace your old ones. Although, I think there could have been more focus on habit reformation and creation. The narrator is pleasant to listen to but he can get overly invested in certain sections which can distract from the material.

  • Tori Obermeier

    Good an interesting in the sense of HOW habits are formed but I'm still not 100% convinced how to create new habits

  • Chad Ramos

    I really appreciated the information in the book...the insights, takeaways and overall understanding of how habits effect one's life and how to take control of them. Highly recommend!

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