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  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,868 ratings)

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The Power of Habit

By: Charles Duhigg
Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
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There's never been a better time to set new habits. This book will change your life.

Why do we do develop habits? And how can we change them?

We can always change. In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg translates cutting-edge behavioural science into practical self-improvement action, distilling advanced neuroscience into fascinating narratives of transformation.

Why can some people and companies change overnight and some stay stuck in their old ruts? The answer lies deep in the human brain, and The Power of Habits reveals the secret pressure points that can change a life. From Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps to Martin Luther King Jr., from the CEO of Starbucks to the locker rooms of the NFL, Duhigg explores the incredible results of keystone habits and how they can make all the difference between billions and millions, failure and success – or even life and death.

The Power of Habit makes an exhilarating case: the key to almost any door in life is instilling the right habit. From exercise to weight loss, child-rearing to productivity, market disruption to social revolution and above all success, the right habits can change everything.

Habits aren't destiny. They’re science, one which can transform our businesses, our communities and our lives.

©2012 Charles Duhigg (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"It’s a fascinating insight into making and breaking habits and offers practical advice, funny stories and critical thinking." (Press Association)

"Plenty of business books that try to tap into the scientific world manage to distil complicated research into readable prose. But few take the next step and become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception." (Andrew Hill, Financial Times)

"Full of great ideas" (Evening Standard)

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Great Self Help Book

I really liked the way this book first explained examples of how a habit comes into being, then how society has used this knowledge and then finally the tools we can use to change our own habits

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Educational and enlightening listen.

insight into the human condition.
I'll be adding this to my physical library for reference.

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really good start, but didn't follow through

the first few chapters are great but then it focuses more on business and other stuff I wouldn't necessarily call "habit"

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excellent

this is a valuable life skills book
good narration and we'll structured
loved it and inspirational

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A must read

This book will open your eyes to actions that you never even think of. It backs its claims with research and formulates its points into relateable stories rather than just word vomits. easy to listen to. Although sometimes the narrator was a little funny in the way he does voices.

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Great read, excellent information

Easy to read, very enjoyable. Made worthwhile changes seem so easy to achieve. Highly recommended.

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By no means is this book a light read

The information is provided in a helpful way to slow a better understanding.
If open to the suggestion this book will help you change habits and better your self.
I would highly recommend this to everyone

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good info.

i got many insights to my concept of habits.
most memorable part would be Target story of predicting women who are preagnant.
The more you know.
Narrator did stunning job. clear, strong, pitched voice. including some voice acting.
Good book. Recommend it.

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an amazing look into what really makes us tick ☑

I really enjoyed this audio book. It went in depth with great detail, stories and real life anecdotes about what happens when we lose conscious thought and go into auto-pilot.

I enjoyed looking at my own habits and how I can create a better understanding why certain events in my life unfolded as they have.

I look forward to seeing how I can consciously change my habits and help others do the same.

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Interesting stuff

Good audio book for my car journeys, not too heavy but thought provoking.
The first half is better than the latter, seems to go off on a bit of a tangent but good all the same.

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