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librariphile, August 2, 2014 (view all comments by librariphile)
I somehow missed the hype about this book when it came out, but recently fell in love. Read this book, figure out your keystone habits, and live a happier life! Or just be blown away by all the case studies and look at day-to-day things in a different way. A win either way.
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njcur, January 16, 2013 (view all comments by njcur)
This is a really fantastic book! Wonderful storytelling to make it a page turner. Great scholarship to make it really fascinating. And terrific guidance to help you break those bad habits and create good ones. What more can you ask? I couldn't put it down. I find myself sharing bits of it with all my friends and family. If you are trying to lose weight, give up drink, or exercise more this is the book to help you build habits that will make it happen.
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Dorene, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Dorene)
An interesting and fun to read look at how we form habits and how we can change them. The author is an investigative reporter and he brings his analytical reporter's eye to the patterns that people, organizations and societies pursue without conscious intent.
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medin931, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by medin931)
This is a great book about the power of habit and what we can do to identify and change our habits. The book is divided into three sections, first focusing on individual habits, then companies, and finally societies.
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cjcpdx, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by cjcpdx)
Well written pop psychology with insights we can all use.
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ISBN:
9781400069286
Subtitle:
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Author:
Duhigg, Charles
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Organizational Behavior
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
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Applied Psychology
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Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120228
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Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
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9.5 x 6.4 x 1.2 in 1.5 lb
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Product details 400 pages Random House - English 9781400069286 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Entertaining, an enjoyable book...a serious look at the science of habit formation and change."
"Review" by , "Duhigg brings a heaping, much-needed dose of social science and psychology to the subject, explaining the promise and perils of habits via an entertaining ride that touches on everything from marketing to management studies to the civil-rights movement...a fascinating read."
"Review" by , "A fascinating exploration of our pathologically habitual society — we smoke, we incessantly check our BlackBerrys, we chronically choose bad partners, we always (or never) make our beds. Duhigg digs into why we are this way, and how we can change, both as individuals and institutionally."
"Review" by , "Charles Duhigg’s thesis is powerful in its elegant simplicity: confront the root drivers of our behavior, accept them as intractable, and then channel those same cravings into productive patterns. His core insight is sharp, provocative, and useful."
"Review" by , "The Power of Habit is not a magic pill but a thoroughly intriguing exploration of how habits function. Charles Duhigg expertly weaves fascinating new research and rich case studies into an intelligent model that is understandable, useful in a wide variety of contexts, and a flat-out great read. His chapter on ‘keystone habits’ alone would justify the book."
"Review" by , "Charles Duhigg masterfully combines cutting-edge research and captivating stories to reveal how habits shape our lives and how we can shape our habits. Once you read this book, you’ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way."
"Review" by , "William James once observed that ninety-nine percent of human activity is done out of mere habit. In this fascinating book, Charles Duhigg reveals why James was right, documenting the myriad ways in which our habits shape our lives. Do you want to know why Febreze became a bestselling product? Or how Tony Dungy gets the most out of his football players? Or how the science of habits can be used to improve willpower? Read this book."
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