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The Power of Habit
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business | Charles Duhigg
OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST With a new Afterword by the author In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prizewinning 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 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. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NPR BESTSELLER WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal Financial Times 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 Youll 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 Cue: see cover. Routine: read book. Reward: fully comprehend the art of manipulation.Bloomberg Businessweek Absolutely fascinating.Wired A fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change . . . The stories that Duhigg has knitted together are all fascinating in their own right, but take on an added dimension when wedded to his examination of habits. Associated Press Theres been a lot of research over the past several years about how our habits shape us, and this work is beautifully described in the new book The Power of Habit.David Brooks, The New York Times A first-rate bookbased on an impressive mass of research, written in a lively style and providing just the right balance of intellectual seriousness with practical advice on how to break our bad habits.The Economist I have been spinning like a top since reading The Power of Habit, New York Times journalist Charles Duhiggs fascinating best-seller about how people, businesses and organizations develop the positive routines that make them productiveand happy.The Washington Post From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Bookwormjillk
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#TIL that more than 40% of what we do is habit. #NFNov

Crazeedi That sounds about right 2mo
Clwojick 4 pt 2mo
sarahljensen Really interesting book. I think he has another one out now too 2mo
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janeycanuck
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Oops, I‘ve fallen behind on my #fallisbooked. Didn‘t think I‘d have many yellow covers, but I do!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💛💛💛 3mo
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UwannaPublishme
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Cool video on how to read more books in our content-crammed digital age. Breathtaking footage of gorgeous bookstores around the world plus intriguing theories on forming a reading habit. They also include an interview with the fastest reader in the world. I guess they haven‘t heard about @Liberty Hardy. I still think she could run circles around this guy! 😆📚📚📚 It‘s 38 minutes, but worth the watch. https://youtu.be/lIW5jBrrsS0

PurpleyPumpkin Ooh, sounds really interesting! I‘ll definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing. 👍🏽😉 3mo
jb72 I‘ve watched that video a few times. It is so interesting and it really puts into perspective what you want to be doing versus what you are doing. 3mo
UwannaPublishme @jb72 So true! It also makes me want to plan a trip and visit these bookstores. 😍 3mo
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TheRiehlDeal
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Pickpick

I enjoyed reading the little short stories of people and their habits. The book also explained why we do what we do, and the scientific evidence to back it up.

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TheRiehlDeal
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Started this a couple days ago. Pretty interesting so far.

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IndoorDame
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I‘m a day behind, but the one #selfhelpbook that I really like has actually helped me think about what things I love and want in a new way by constantly asking WHY. #selfimprovementsept @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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nelehelen
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Mehso-so

3/5
A low 3. The topic is interesting and insightful, but it was just too long for me. While I enjoyed the anecdotes, it all felt super drawn-out. Interesting stuff in here for sure, just need a condensed version.

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caitlin.reads.books
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I switched to my #audiobook to get a few things done this afternoon during the #24in48 readathon! I love non-fiction in print form and love it in audiobook form too. I‘ve only listened to one fiction audiobook and it was a thriller that had me hooked so I would do things conducive to listening to it until I finished it! Hope everyone participating is enjoying the readathon! It‘s so fun to see what everyone is reading!

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caitlin.reads.books
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Current #audiobook

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SarahBradley
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Made me reflect about my own “loops”. Lots of info presented in an engaging way.

Eggs Stacked 💗 7mo
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geauxread
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Started into this book today! 20 pages in and I'm intrigued 🤓

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DavidDiamond
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Pickpick

Skeptical going in, but the fascinating examples he shows from Fortune 500 companies to everyday individuals, has opened my eyes to the power of habits. Now to read his newest book!

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Shaaaannnn
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Trying to find some inspiration to get my life together. I‘m halfway through chapter one and I‘m already intrigued and amazed. Very extraordinary stuff! Happy reading, everyone!

janerzy I liked this book! 9mo
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rabbitprincess
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Well written and illuminating. I've already started applying the concept of the habit loop, with some success 😊 Would pick up my own copy if I came across it.

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CJharles
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I have learned a lot about how habits form and how they could affect us in a very entertain way. Definitely a read for people who want to change their habits

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sunlitshelf
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Started three books this month, DNF two, this one remains...

It can be dragging at times but admittedly so interesting!✨

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Anshul_salaria
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Go for it

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Mr.hawkins_29
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Unforgettable book about the strength of habits and theory of how to create strong habits.

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achint
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Excellent book on Habit Formation and How to change it.

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wen4blu
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This book is fascinating! I wonder if it will explain my habit of getting books from the library rather than reading the piles of unread books at home.

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Kell1
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A very nicely written and insightful book. Wouldn't you just love to adopt good habits and live a happier and fulfilling life? The book explains how habits are made, how to understand and change them. Interestingly too is the study of collective habits of corporations and societies. Very interesting book, a must read for anyone interested in self-development. Highly recommend it.

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ByChallaF
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17% into this book and im ready to bail.
I have literally waited months for this audiobook from my library. Perfect if you are into science or advertisement but I thought it would teach me how to make new habits. I have three days to finish nine more hours of this book. I hope it picks up.

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ZaqueEyn
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A must read for everyone. Like most books, the brunt of it is proving the case for how to change a habit and why habits are formed, but don‘t let this deter you. It is packed full of useful information, ways to form better habit and how to overcome bad habits. Surprisingly straight forward is the method, meaning easy to understand and grasp.

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vlwelser
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Finally finished this one. I love having a job where development is encouraged.

#happyplace

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amyf0x
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A journalist‘s well-researched take on how the habits of individuals, organizations, and societies form, for better or for worse, and how they can be changed.

Read October 12-28
Book 43/50

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Hestapleton
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This book was fascinating and really empowering. Understanding how habits work (and how to change them) makes me feel like change is really possible! Highly recommend.

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Book_Lust
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10:16 P.M., Chamomile Tea, knitting projects, and insomnia.

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Book_Lust
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1:58 PM, Vanilla Latte, and The Power of Habit.

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Caterina
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Marathon #audiounpacking the other day (tagged audiobook). My parents moved while I was abroad (yes, I still live with them) and I lost a lot of shelves nailed to the wall in the process. Treated myself with a new bookcase from Ikea, which was fun to put together and even more fun to fill with books!! I still have far too many books though... I have a pile of 50 books to give away, but it's gonna have to grow... #bookwormproblems

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ByChallaF
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Good Grief!
I might as well buy the book. It will literally be a new year before this book is made available to me. Is it wring to start hoping people get tired of waiting and start falling off the list?

I have three other books on this list with crazy wait times too. See that American Gods there ? It's like 15 weeks on that one!
#Audiobooks #LibraryHolds #Libby

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Aurora0044
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Rascal says no more reading mommy. I only put it down for a second 😂

AmyG Awww 💕 1y
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Crystal_Storms
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"Your habits are what you choose them to be." Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Had some of the best conversations while reading this book. Such a fascinating read. ?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

What are you reading, sweet friend? ?⠀

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MissMary
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The Power of Habit offered a very interesting way to look a the way we do everything from daily routines to various habits and how to re-wire our minds. Offering vivid examples of people and their routines, habits, and even how our habits can be conditioned through our senses. Listen for the guy on his walks, his story was most interesting for me.

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rachelk
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Panpan

Clearly my opinion is unpopular as this book is highly rated on Litsy and Goodreads, but I found it way too long winded. While there were some good ideas about how to change/create habits, this could have been an article - not an entire book.

RaimeyGallant Good to know. 2y
rachelk @RaimeyGallant I just saw that this book actually was based on an article the author wrote. 2y
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Insightsintobooks
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This book, with it's bright yellow color has been mocking me for days saying, "buy me, buy me". So, I did. Plus its 407 pages and only 2.99... I like longer books. :)

#kindledeal
#kindledeals

Crazeedi I like books that are at least 300 pgs 2y
Insightsintobooks @Crazeedi I agree. I'll sometimes do ones that are 150 but prefer if they are over 250 or 300. 2y
Crazeedi 😊👍🙂 2y
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Bostonmomx2
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I‘ve been very slowly reading this, like literally only a couple pages a day. I‘m almost half way and it‘s finally starting to click. My goal in getting this was for some help in developing some health and fitness habits. It‘s finally sinking in that I need to WRITE IT DOWN. The goals, the objectives etc.

rachelk I‘m slowly making my way through it too, but it hasn‘t clicked for me yet - so it‘s taking a back seat to other books right now. 2y
Bostonmomx2 @rachelk if I‘m honest, I mostly read it in the bathroom 😂😂 2y
rachelk 😂😂😂 2y
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mariammina
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Inspired to change ( and get up early in the morning) i picked up 'The Power of Habit' and I am not let down !!

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rachelk
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Full disclosure: I‘m not really into self-help books and while I could snack a little less, I don‘t have any habits in dire need of change. I did think the psychology of this topic would be interesting though and it was well reviewed, but at 1/3 of the way through I‘m finding it boring. 😴

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EmilyM
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Pickpick

Engaging, insightful and practical. I listened to this one and enjoyed it. 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

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sb3626
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This is such a good book!!! It became a habit to read (haha get it 😂😂😂😅😅😅). I really did enjoy it so much!!! #LitsyAtoZ

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akhiluppala
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Must read book

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adityabce
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Good explanations on habit formation.

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keithmalek

Sleepwalkers have been known to boil water and make tea. One operated a motorboat. Another turned on an electric saw and started feeding in pieces of wood before going back to bed.

Suet624 My mother used to wake us up, make us put on raincoats and run around the dining room table to get away from the cruise liner that was trying to get into the house. Then she‘d wake up and tell us to go back to bed. 2y
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keithmalek

"Sometimes, it looks like people with great self-control aren't working hard--but that's because they've made it automatic. Their willpower occurs without them having to think about it." --Angela Duckworth

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keithmalek

Companies aren't families. They‘re battlefields in a civil war.

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No_ohlivia
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So far absolutely engaging! Great storytelling to support changing our habits, plus the research & whys. Highly recommend so far.

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sus23
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It was amazing , I read it 2-3 years ago .

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satyadivya
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Great book, very interesting. This book will completely change the way you behave, the way you live. Human is bound to follow his/her habits and these habits will make the kind of person they are.
Beautifully crafted with practical to hire to change your certain habits.
Awesome book must read for those who want to do something but bound to bow in front of their habits.

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KarmonR
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I'm recommending this book to everyone. It breaks down how habits are developed, and it examines how we can tweak habits once we see the triggers and outcomes. We need habits so we don't exhaust ourselves making decisions every second, and the brain does not differentiate between good habits and bad. It simply needs habits. #personalimprovement

RaimeyGallant Added it to my #Libby #TBR:) 2y
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