I think a lot of people coming to this book come to it seeking deeper insight into habits and how they affect their own lives. You will get some good pieces of advice for that out of this book. The problem is that you need to sort through about 8 hours of anecdotal story-telling that could easily be condensed into 2 hours total. Sometimes the stories go so long you forget the original point that the anecdote is supposed to be supporting in the first place.
I can't honestly say I would listen to this again, but if I did I would listen to the begining as that is the only part that covers individual habit forming. The other parts are good for business leaders or sales/advertising people.
Lived the book except for the place in the last chapter where the author was concentrating so much on Casino as I got an urge to go there and ruin myself.
if you work launching corporate programs, with continuous improvement or if you just challenge yourself to become a better person, the book is quite useful.
you have to read up to the end because some theories change or are added by new theories along the book (almost denying or complementing the first theory)
Duhigg has composed an important piece of work. We may sense the importance of habits but this book gives you a glimpse beneath the hood. We can now see what they are, how they function and how incredibly important they are.
The comparisons to real life situations
The subway fire and how one person ignoring a small sign turned in to a major disaster.
The topic is interesting, but towards the end the book is just one case study after another. I wish there was some deeper psychological analysis and perhaps some more ideas on how to take advantage of what we know about habits.