The Power of Habit (by Charles Duhigg)

The Power of Habit
The Power of Habit


ISBN: 9780812981605Number of Pages: 416
Publisher: Random House Publishing GroupBook Title: The Power of Habit
Publication Year: 2014Target Audience: Trade
Author: Charles DuhiggReading Age: 18+


The Power of Habit compares “habit” to a speeding train. Inertia makes people rush forward without stopping. There may be paradise and deep valley ahead, and habit is your steering wheel.

“Habit” is a subconscious activity, just like the programming of various software in the human body. Once it is started, it will be interpreted according to the established procedure.

It is often said that “character decides fate”. Everyone want to have the character to climb to the top. How can We have it? Who can expatiate clearly?

The author said: “Behavior becomes habit, habit develops character, and character determines destiny.”. It turns out that the cornerstone of fate is the act of forming habits.

“Habits” are formed by countless repeated actions, bit by bit, but the results are different. The key step is to take action immediately. The author of this book calls it “the fundamental difference between actors and visionaries”. Push the boat of destiny to the other side of success.

One can form a habit in 21 days.

The Power of Habit is one of the best books on self discipline, Best Discipline Books In 2022

About the Author

Charles Duhigg is a Bachelor of History in Yale University and Master of Business Administration in Harvard University, one of the The New York Times business research reporter. He has written a series of influential reports.

Mr. Duhigg has won many awards, including the National Academy of Sciences News Report Award, the National Journalist Award, the George Burke Award, the Gerald Leber Award, and was shortlisted for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize.

He also often writes for American Life, Dr. Oz Talk Show, National Public Radio, News Moment and Frontline.

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Table of Contents

  • Prologue: The habit cure
  • Pt. 1: The habits of individuals. The habit loop : how habits work ; The craving brain : how to create new habits ; The golden rule of habit change : why transformation occurs
  • Pt. 2: The habits of successful organizations. Keystone habits, or The ballad of Paul O’Neill : which habits matter most ; Starbucks and the habit of success : when willpower becomes automatic ; The power of a crisis : how leaders create habits through accident and design ; How Target knows what you want before you do : when companies predict (and manipulate) habits
  • Pt. 3: The habits of societies. Saddleback Church and the Montgomery Bus Boycott : how movements happen ; The neurology of free will : are we responsible for our habits?

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