The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit

By Charles Duhigg

  • Release Date: 2012-02-28
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4
From 1,891 Ratings


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 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


  • Fascinating read

    By matrix8383
    We learn so much about ourselves, our bodies, our minds, our habits in books this informative! The test subjects in the stories were dissected, detailed and written out in simplest of fashion. Gotta read again soon....Next time around I’ll be sure to take some notes.
  • Helpful Book

    By dhfkaf
    This book is very helpful in learning how habits develop and how to change the habits you want to change. It provides the way to develop new more productive habits.
  • The Power Of Habit

    By Yabitse
    I love this book! It’s powerful in the since of we could all find habits we all have good/bad, like/dislike, easy/hard, or harmless/painful and what this book does is give light on our everyday habits some we might already know about some not. This book also provides ways to bring a habit into our life or change existing one. Worth a read for everyone for sure.
  • Must read

    By TheTasteOfRegret
    I had to read this in a college class and I loved this book so much. It taught me alot about habits and how they work. I was able to stop biting my finger nails after applying tips mentioned in the book. I’d highly highly recommend this book.
  • Motivational and Inspiring!

    By Roman roman roman
    This was a very great read with tons of facts inside. It gives you a whole other perspective and facts on how to change ones lifestyle by one simple habit. High recommend for anyone trying to change their life in any way.
  • 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.