The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit

By Charles Duhigg

  • Release Date: 2012-02-28
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4
From 1,600 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The perfect gift for anyone trying to start the new year off right, this instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits.  

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • 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.

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 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
“You’ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.”—Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
“Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”The New York Times Book Review


  • Excellent

    By sayporkypig
    Interesting, helpful, and fills a void in my journey. I loved the examples in the second half - great listening.
  • Easy to read.

    By Frankdet5
    I discovered this book by my book club at UTRGV. It has been a delight reading this book. I feel that I can change some habits now by identifying cues. I believe that if you change one thing in your life, it can have resonance in your life. Good book. No regrets spending time reading this book.
  • An excellent book.

    By Mfb11223
    Good reading, but most importantly: useful. Bravo!
  • Addictive on multiple dimensions

    By ybay91
    It’s been along time since I completely finished a book. With the most books you gain the basic idea within the first couple chapters, and the rest is just an expose and a bunch of examples of that core idea. In this book, however, the idea is continuously developed throughout the book, with addictive stories, written in an insanely engaging and compelling way. The book is itself an example of what it preaches. A habit loop. The cue is a story about someone with a problem, you then read the section, and gain the reward of understanding how it was fixed, and how that solution continues the narrative of the story. Fascinating read.
  • Great Framework

    By bootsyrubberband
    This book has helped identify triggers, and provides hope that change will occur.

    By Defrenchfry
    This book truly opened my eyes to some of my greatest faults which were habits that formed without my knowing. It's showed me some of my terrible eating habits like late night snaking and how little habits like how I place my phone when I got to bed can change how I wake up and my energy level. This book can help you take control of your life and prevent mindless walking through life because of ones habits. I truest think everyone should read this book at least once.
  • A fascinating journey of self exploration

    By Tahera N
    The book creates a fascinating understanding of our human nature.
  • I had it for free but bought it anyway 😜

    By Fas556
    I got this book for free but I found it very helpful that I wanted to pay for however made it. Thanks!!!!!!!!
  • Great Book

    By Gdsrhj
    This is a very well written book. It is also full of insightful assertions, backed up with excellent research. I learned a lot, and really enjoyed the read!
  • Very helpful

    By UndeadScooterKidd
    Loved it! I liked the fact that it scientifically proves that habits can be developed for he good, and gives you a simple method for establishing good ones.