The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Audiobook CD - 2012
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Award-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. 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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Random House : Books on Tape, p2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780307966643
Branch Call Number: CD BK 158.1 DUH
BF 335 D871p 2012
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (10 1/2 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Chamberlain, Mike


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Jan 18, 2020

Basically a series of anecdotes that he interprets to support his hypotheses about habits. No real science. A short appendix reviews a lacklustre way to break a bad habit. Extremely disappointed that I wasted time on this. A friend had highly recommended it.

frodo_baggins Feb 06, 2019

This book really helped me understand how habits can work for you.

Mar 02, 2018

Well worth reading, some valuable learning to be gained. Although I don't believe recreating habits is as easy as he prescribes, it's certainly worth trying.

ArapahoeAnna Dec 15, 2016

Time to create some new good habits? This book has interesting stories. Explains how and why to create new good habits, so you can achieve better lasting results.

Jun 02, 2016

One of the most tedious, repetitive, just bloody awful books I've ever had the misfortune to waste several hours of the my life I'll never get back reading. The audio book is on 9 CDs. I managed to get through the first 2, and was so annoyed with the author taking forever to get to the point, I skipped to the last CD. If the book was a quarter its current length, it might be useful.

Jan 02, 2015

I really enjoyed this audiobook. It gave me some real food for thought. Also led me to some other resources in an interesting roundabout way. The information on how the brain works with habits is very valuable.

Apr 17, 2013

A fine book for people who are not familar with different marketing techniques and habit formation.

Nov 05, 2012

Great information on habits, how they work, how they work, how they can benefit and be a disabilty to us. Does give some pointers on how to change them, it would have been even better if there was more time and information on this area.

Sep 22, 2012

The content was fairly interesting. It would be most useful for people in the manipulation, I mean, advertising business. Less useful for regular folks who picked this up thinking it would help them quit smoking.

The voice recording is poor quality. The speaker imitates voices in a really weird way and it goes r-e-a-l-l-y slow. Plus, his voice gets annoying after awhile. If you're able, get the print book version so that you can skim over the long, drawn out anecdotes and boring parts.

Overall, the content was engaging, but the audio format turned me off and the stories are so long and so frequent that they distract from the main points of the book.

Sep 17, 2012

I found this more relating to business and sales and was looking for something more related to habits of an individual, in their daily life. While some of the information was applicable, I should have picked a book more personally relevant. Towards the end the elongated stories about the bringing churches to the masses and sales pitches didn’t leave me feeling like this was time well spent

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Nov 20, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: I enjoyed most of this book a good deal, and found it to be very well-written and helpful, but the final chapter was rather disturbing, and told in vivid detail. It is a little intense, and I wish I would have been better prepared for that. I recommend it, but wish I would have skipped the last chapter. I wouldn't listen to it with children in the car.


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