Only half way through but I find this book fascinating. Really enjoying it. Can't wait for the rest!
The author does a great job introducing the subject matter of habits and then showing how habits affect many diverse parts of our lives as well as businesses. Then he goes on to discuss how we can change habits and gives a general framework for doing so. I was always impressed every time I finished a section and Mike Chamberlain does a great job of keeping you interested with his narration.
Listening to the story of how an employee in Target's Data Analysis division was able to use statistics and analytics to discern a pattern of customer buying habits and was able to predict when a woman became pregnant to enable Target to better market to these women.
Habits are more powerful than you can imagine.
Yes. I learned a lot, but it was really entertaining at the same time. In fact, it was so engaging that although my plan was to just listen to it while I exercised, I found myself continuing to listen to it long after I stopped exercising.
It's pretty well written. I love the style of weaving stories into the research. I find it helps the material stay with you better.
If you can find a way to consistently apply the process outlined in the first half of this book your life might be completely different this time next year.
For a habit to be truly ingrained your brain must learn to crave the rewards associated with it.
The book lost a star because the 2nd half isn't as strong as the first, but I still highly reccomend you pick this up.
I have not read the print version. I do enjoy audio books as I travel quite a bit as a Certified Business Coach.
I think this is a great book to take an in depth look at your habits and if they are not working for you, figure out how to change them.
A very interesting primer on the study of Habits. The stories are good (how Starbucks trains its employees, making Febreze a habit) but they don't always seem to connect to the three main points about habits (Cue, Behavior, Reward). Instead of focusing on major companies, I would have enjoyed more personal case studies done by the author with his colleagues and more "ordinary" people instead of hind sight anecdotes of large corporations.
Definitely worth a listen, but know that this audio book will only take you so far. It's up to YOU to apply this (Identify a cue, change behavior, reward). This book will not change your habits for you.
Narration was solid and I had no complaints with the performance.
In the top. The material is compelling and it can have direct application in one's life.
The breaking down of a habit.
I... I didn't like his "female voice". He kinda alters his voice in a weird cliché-lady-voice when reading quotes from females in the book and it got on my nerves.
How to change a bad habit into a good habit. For real.
Personality: Intellectually Driven
This is a very usefull tool for those of us who allready have a set for the "Life Operations" that complements specially well. Is of course good begining for young and restless.
In particular after having read Napoleon Hill, David Allen and the not so digestible standar on project management, the Power of Habits gets embedded as the missing unifying theory.
It is of my highest recomendation!
I've not read the print version
I really like the narrator. This is a fairly long audio & he does a great job with narration.
Amazing stories, experiences & history ranging from people battling alcoholism, gambling addiction, how Target markets to specific demographics to the success of the civil rights movement. This is a long but fascinating book worth listening to & one of the best out of a dozen I've purchased so far. Fascinating, fascinating stuff!
Yes, he seems like a good writer and his thoughts are interesting.
Used more expression, kind of dull at times.
It was long, but very interesting material.