Very interesting book. I think the word habit is stretched very thin to make it fit some cases, but overall I really enjoyed this book.
the book is perfectly written and the narrator has a wonderful way to capture your attention.
his performance is impeccable every time
a better understanding of my habits and very simple and straightforward way to modify them.
Cue, routine, reward, craving and believe
Superior Business Mgmt
I bought this book for personal use, but soon found it had a great deal of information which I also found valuable as a marketer. Engaging information told through a series of stories. Highly recommended.
Not sure. I would definitely try to get a hold of a summary of another book.
The concepts are easy to follow. You can get them by reading the first third of the book and the appendix. The middle and the end of the book contained interesting but almost unrelated and unhelpful stories.
I love the Febreeze story.
My favorite scene is the investor meeting that turns into a safety meeting.
My life is changed.
I highly recommend for you and your bad habits ;)
Habits are not magic. Habits of every kind - from work habits, to athletics, to eating, to addictions - can be shaped. By accident or by intention, habits are built or changed every day.
This book provides a methodology for understanding and shaping habits. And it backs up the practicum with clearly understandable evidence.
Every trainer of any kind: sales trainers, sports coaches, people wanting to change their own daily habits, must study this!
I'm 63, and all my years of studying behavior, including a behavioral psych degree, this is the best source I've ever found for understanding and shaping habits... mine, my kids, anyone's.
In general the story is interesting and you do learn a bit about why we do the things we do.
The man who lost all ability to remember.
Great voice and enthusiastic.
Yes I would listen to "The power of habit" again and again. The reason is because of the stories in the book I especially liked the story of how fabreeze was remarketed and why it finally worked as a consumable item in the market place.
How habits become habits.
No I have not listened to Mike Chamberlain before.
The method by which habits are developed and how I can control my own habits and create new ones.
My interests run to psychology, popular science, history, world literature, and occasionally something fun like Jasper Fforde. It seems like the only free time I have for reading these days is when I'm in the car so I am extremely grateful for audio books. I started off reading just the contemporary stuff that I was determined not to clutter up my already stuffed bookcases with. And now audio is probably 90% of my "reading" matter.
Really terrific exposition of all we've learned about habits, how they are formed, and how they can be changed. Duhigg has done a great job of tracking down really interesting examples to illustrate his findings. Trust me on that. He also has this great technique of switching right at a critical point in one story to another story that eventually sheds light on the first story before switching back and bringing it to closure. I especially appreciated the first half of the book which dealt with brain science and psychology. The second half gets into organizational behaviors and consumer manipulation. That was interesting but felt like stretching the thesis a bit. However, the end of the book ties it all together in a very satisfying way. This isn't exactly a selfhelp book if you're looking to fix habits, but it has plenty of insights into how each of us has developed the habits we have, and what may be holding us back from fixing them. Incidentally, the book acknowledges that habits can be good as well as bad. In fact, we'd be lost if we didn't have habits to take care of mundane behaviors for us.