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.
I think so, there is enough good information in there that you could internalize even better with a second listen.
The recognition of the power of habit in ourselves and in others and how it can be made to work for you.
Great reader. The performance was excellent.
Understanding the secret forces that drive human behavior.
It's a little dry at the beginning and I found that at about 3/4 of the way through, it was a little less interesting - but the majority of the book was extremely interesting and very useful. He really delves into the psyche of how habits develop and become ingrained. Even more useful is the idea that when done properly, habits can be changed.
For anyone reading this who is in business and looking to affect change on a corporate scale - I think this is a must read. Duhigg does an excellent job of deconstructing how businesses are a product of their corporate habits and how those habits, especially in a time of crisis can be remolded.
yes because its full of reference and support material...
what comes to mind is stephen covey's books on habits.
he did all well especially Eugene in the first chapter
no....you need to think and try some of the topics covered
go to the book's website for some very useful material to apply what you can learn from this good book
This book goes all over the place without apparent direction. I would not recommend to anyone.
the book wanders aimlessly
I added an exercise routine without dreading myself to do it, and so much more.