“This is not a self-help book conveying one author’s homespun remedies, but a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”—The New York Times Book Review
“The book’s most valuable contribution is explaining how habits are formed, and how you can modify your behavior gradually by changing a piece at a time rather than taking on an entrenched habit frontally.”—Fortune
In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.
At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.
Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our lives.
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