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


Bravo !5 star

Such an amazing insight , beautiful, astonishing , A MUST READ !55


Beautiful Book5 star

If you like this book and started reading it too change your own life I’d recommend Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg55


Very insightful.4 star

Great vignettes and anecdotes that demonstrate the power of habit and the optimism that we can change.45


Very interesting read!5 star

I liked that it was written for everyone to understand. Some books like this use big fancy words or complex subjects, but this was developed nicely! I really enjoyed it55


Much needed!5 star

This book was amazing. The author does an amazing job of detailing how the human brain works in relation to habit formation; and even gives us a “solution” for reshaping bad habits.55

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 Sex5 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.55


Amazing!!5 star

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

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