I could not stop listening to this book it was so helpful and insightful. Really gave the sense that we as individuals and groups really can make positive change in ourselves. But last few chapters were a stretch and the judgment passed on one person downright distasteful and inappropriate for a person representing the establishment. The company mentioned was knowingly manipulative of and leveraged all the levers for maximum extraction from someone with a problem. Imagine such campaigns aimed at alcoholics by liquor companies and then you get an equivalent. The author has obviously confused our legal system for one that seeks justice.
Interesting throughout. Not only do you learn how habits impact our lives, but you also hear a lot of interesting stories surrounding each point the author makes. Super great nonfiction piece!
A fascinating look into the machine that runs our lives, the habit. Illuminating the inner workings of the mind proves, again and again, to be the most powerful step in truly understanding how we can affect real change in our own lives.
Habits rule lives
The discussion of how retailers and other entities can tell so much about our habits according to the data that can now be collected and compiled about all of us.
Solid reader, but I thought his emphasis of some of the sentences was a little off -- making the author's words sound occasionally judgmental, sanctimonious, etc. If the sentences were read differently they would carry a different impact.
I thought the discussion of how to change a habit -- looking for cues and loops -- will be useful. Also the concept of "keystone" habits was interesting to me.
This book focuses on the elimination of significant bad habits (over-drinking, -gambling, etc) and less on identifying and strengthening the good habits one already possesses or the benefit of adding small habits to benefit your life.
This book is based on research of real life human situations and the habit patterns which for them there...very interesting and applicable. Everyone can gain a little something from this book. I so enjoyed the history contained in it as well.
Excited to try changing my habits based on the framework and examples outlined in this book. Great read, would definitely recommend.
The author provided a compelling argument addressing how to change habits providing scientific comma personal, and anecdotal evidence. However, much of his argument is based in behavioristic theory, ignoring many more contemporary motivational theories.
I expected it to be a typical motivational book telling us the importance of developing good habits. There was some of that, but he really dug into the neurology behind habits, and how habits affect people and organizations in surprising ways. He also gave some great stories to support his points.
Parts of this book were really interesting. But, there were also a lot of case study and examples or stories that were very long and detailed. I skipped probably had the book. I thought it would teach me or motivate me personally. It was more about how people in general, in business and society, use habits. Just not what I expected overall.