Yes. Great stories. Makes me think of why I do some of the things I do.
There are cues to a habit. Finding the cue is hard.
The book does an amazing job combining both the scientific causes and the biology of human habit with interesting stories that encompass the huge range of uses that the control of human habit can help. I would recommend this book to everyone, especially anyone in business or marketing, it might seem simple, but the simple ideas are put in a way that shows you how amazing and powerful human habits can be
Life-changing, thought-provoking, inspiring
There is a thought at the end of the book that goes something like this:
Today I choose to use my free will to believe in free will.
It inspired me to believe that our negative habits are not our destiny and that we can choose our habits and therefore influence our own lives.
I liked the first part of the book which explained that you should look for your habit loops in order to change habits.
That we choose our habits.
I got this because I, like every other yuppie out there, am trying to change bad habits. The book was vague help on personal habit change, but for the most part, it reads like a series of essays about various things, forced under the purview of habits. Some of the things are people changing bad habits (the first part stayed on point nicely but ends too quickly), other things are primarily about management practices and how to control workplaces. There's a lengthy section on modern management and employee satisfaction that is crudely crammed into "habit change".
The frustrating thing is the book doesn't give clear methods to keep you on track in the very tough practice of habit change. He offers his solution: Cue to perform habit, Repeat the habit, Reward the habit. Once. The issue is, he doesn't go into the second step as deeply as he needs to; repeating the habit. Repetition, no matter what, is the only way to ingrain new habits into our lives. It's the "no matter what" that is the hardest part of habit change, and he offers absolutely no guidance on this difficult, difficult stage. This book is as unsatisfying and frustrating as Mark Bittman's Cheese Biscotti video. I am such a yuppie.
I can't believe this made one of "The Year's Best". I'd put it in the lukewarm category.
Listening to this book gave me the idea for small changes in my business of 10 employees that have improved the culture of our office. A small simple change has carried over in all areas.
interesting, engrossing, useful
The woman who is a compulsive gambler is a very interesting case. I just find her situation pitiable and the analysis insightful.
Pace, clarity, gives the subjects life.
The continual programming of the human brain.
One of my favourite business books of the past few years.
The stories and examples are both informative and entertaining; so many business books are strong starters and then get progressively weaker as the chapters progress. Not this book, I was held all the way to the end.
Fun to listen to and helpful if you are struggling with bad habits.
Yes. especially a friend who has a serious trouble in everyday life because of laking will power.
Both book are about methods or tools of dealing with their everyday routine.
Cry. When I read (heard) the story that old men broken their bone are trying to rebuild their life.
Great book. Entertaining and Useful.
Easy to follow!!! The book is quite satiable; with many compelling stories... I was left at the edge of my seat waiting to see how people were habitual, and if they could break their bad habits. What the book really informs you about is how to recognize the bad habits you may do day-to-day and how you may overcome them.
I have already recommended this to several friends, family and co-workers. Anyone who wants to change something but runs against the wall of will should enjoy this book.
Easy take aways!
Cue - Habit - Reward - learn the cue, change the habit, receive a reward