The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
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
Charles Duhigg, an award-winning business reporter, takes us to the cutting edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed in The Power of Habit. Duhigg distills vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the NFL’s sidelines to the front lines of the civil rights movement, revealing a new understanding of human nature and potential. The Power of Habit is built around an exhilarating argument: the key to exercising regularly, losing weight, increasing productivity, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg demonstrates, harnessing this emerging science enables us to transform our businesses, communities, and lives.
With the author’s new Afterword
“Clever, provocative, and beneficial.”
“Few [books] become indispensable guides for business and daily life. The Power of Habit, on the other hand, is an exception. Charles Duhigg explains not only how habits are formed, but also how to break bad ones and maintain good ones.” —Standard & Poor’s Financial Times
“An absolutely fantastic read.”
—David Allen, author of the New York Times bestselling book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
“You will never view yourself, your organization, or the world the same way again.”
—Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestselling books Drive and A Whole New Mind
“Enjoyable… fascinating… a serious examination of the science of habit formation and change.”
—The Book Review section of The New York Times