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Customer psychology and behavior has always fascinated me. Why do people
act or not act on certain information, buy or not buy particular items?
The question obviously intrigued NY
investigative reporter Charles Duhigg as well; the resulting answer to his curiosity is the bestselling book The
Power of Habit

It is by understanding habits that Starbucks trains their employees to
give superior service. It also led Coach Tony Dungy to Super Bowl
success, allowed Proctor & Gamble to transform a dying product into a
billion dollar cash cow, and guided Paul O’Neill when re-energizing

The Power of Habit works on several different levels:  it
is well researched (as 60+ pages of end-of-book notes will attest to),
entertainingly written (a bevy of captivating stories accompany the
latest findings on brain activity and human behavior), and, most of all,
readily applicable to both the reader’s personal and business life.

— Mike Russo, Russo's Books


With a new Afterword by the author
In "The Power of Habit, "Pulitzer Prize-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 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.
"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"
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"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
"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
"There's 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"
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"A first-rate book--based 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"
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"I have been spinning like a top since reading "The Power of Habit, ""New York Times" journalist Charles Duhigg's fascinating best-seller about how people, businesses and organizations develop the positive routines that make them productive--and happy."--"The Washington Post

About the Author

Charles Duhigg is an investigative reporter for "The""New York Times." He is a winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism, and George Polk awards, and was part of a team of finalists for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. He is a frequent contributor to "This American Life," NPR, "PBS NewsHour, " and "Frontline." A graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale College, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two kids.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780606352147
ISBN-10: 0606352147
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: January 7th, 2014
Pages: 416
Language: English