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    DescriptionIn "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. Along the way we learn why some people and companies struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others seem to remake themselves overnight. We visit laboratories where neuroscientists explore how habits work and where, exactly, they reside in our brains. We discover how the right habits were crucial to the success of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and civil-rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. We go inside Procter & Gamble, Target superstores, Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, NFL locker rooms, and the nation's largest hospitals and see how implementing so-called keystone habits can earn billions and mean the difference between failure and success, life and death. 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 businesses, our communities, and our lives.


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    Title
    The Power of Habit
    Subtitle
    Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Duhigg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847946249
    ISBN 10: 1847946240
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, VSP, KJ, VS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    Libri: ENGM5000
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000
    DC23: 152.33
    Thema V1.0: VSP
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    Random House Books
    Publication date
    02 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    CHARLES DUHIGG is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. He is a winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism and George Polk awards, and was part of a team of finalists for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. He is a frequent contributor to This American Life, NPR, PBS NewsHour, and Frontline. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale College, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
    Review quote
    "In this fascinating book, Charles Duhigg reveals the myriad ways in which our habits shape our lives. Do you want to know why Febreze became a bestselling product? Or how the science of habits can be used to improve willpower? Read this book." -- Jonah Lehrer "Once you read this book, you'll never look at yourself, your organisation, or your world quite the same way." -- Daniel H. Pink "Absolutely fascinating." Wired "This is a first-rate book - based on an impressive mass of research, written in a lively style and providing just the right balance of intellectual seriousness with practical advice on how to break our bad habits." The Economist "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
    Review text
    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.
    Back cover copy
    In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us into the thrilling and surprising world of the scientific study of habits. He examines why some people and companies struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others seem to remake themselves overnight. He visits laboratories where neuroscientists explore how habits work and where, exactly, they reside in our brains. And he uncovers how the right habits were crucial to the success of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and civil-rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. The result is a compelling argument and an empowering discovery: the key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive or even building revolutionary companies is understanding how habits work. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives. ‘Powerful in its elegant simplicity…Sharp, provocative, and useful.’ Jim Collins 'just the right balance of intellectual seriousness [and] practical advice on how to break our bad habits.’ The Economist