The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit Summary

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 BYThe Wall Street Journal • Financial Times

In The Power of Habit,award-winning business reporterCharles 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.

With a new Afterword by the author
“Sharp, provocative, and useful.”—Jim Collins
“Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habitis 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 DriveandA Whole New Mind

“Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”The New York Times Book Review

Book Reviews

Eric Bondurant

Amazing5 star

Worth the time!55

rocen kween

Everyone should have to read this book.5 star

I am completely astonished by what I have learned about myself, and the human brain from reading this. I really think that no matter what field, or walk of life that you are in this book will put you on a path you didn’t even realize you needed.55


Habit5 star

Awesome book55

Angus West

Perverted Book Trying To Scream About Sex1 star

This author is a repressed sex addict who can’t handle his own verbiage to create coherent prose which does not piss off readers from being so close to him verbally raping them.15


Amazing!!5 star

One of the best books I’ve ever real. Literally changed my perspective on life.55


Must Read5 star

A book everyone should read55


Outstanding5 star

When i first. Saw the title i knew it was gonna be a great book. After now just reading it full. I have learned just how powerful and amazing your habits are in your life. Highly recommend this book55


A great book5 star

This book is awesome really and I love it so much, it deserves to be read55


Will Change Lives5 star

The examples that this book took me through were extraordinary. I learned so much about habits, what they are, how they help, and how to change them. I am an aspiring psychologist, and I use what I’ve learned from this book in so many of my teachings, for most things we do are habits. Truly taught me so much, I need to get it for my bookshelf!55


Catalyst for change5 star

This book compelled me to get my anger and smoking under control.55

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