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.
on a quest to read Audible's entire nonfiction science section...
There was some very interesting stuff that I think you can apply to your life whatever your age or situation; it will definitely give you a new perspective on your daily routines. I do think some of the things he discussed stretch the definition of "habits" but it's an engaging read.
The reading wasn't particularly memorable but that's just fine, often "transparent" is the ideal narration.
This book is a great read. It is easy to listen to; lots of examples to bring home to your own life. Great for work- or for changing your thinking about little things you may even do at home. I definitely would recommend for anyone to read this book.
My first one, so can't really compare.
My first self help book.
To understand why we gave habits and routine.
That it was the same old things that you already knew knew just different stories
Something fun and exciting, and not the same old thing dressed up in different packaging.`
the last few pages because I knew that I was about to be done listening to this book