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The Power of Habit Audiobook
The Power of Habit
Written by: 
Charles Duhigg
Narrated by: 
Mike Chamberlain
The Power of Habit Audiobook

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

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Why we think it's Essential - Change is hard, or is it? In The Power of Habit, New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg examines just how people and institutions undergo transformation: by changing habits. Narrator Mike Chamberlain (Moonwalking with Einstein) brings just the right mix of objectivity and conviction for a fascinating, life-changing look on how to change. —Diana M.

Publisher's Summary

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.

Marketers at Procter & Gamble study videos of people making their beds. They are desperately trying to figure out how to sell a new product called Febreze, on track to be one of the biggest flops in company history. Suddenly, one of them detects a nearly imperceptible pattern - and with a slight shift in advertising, Febreze goes on to earn a billion dollars a year.

An untested CEO takes over one of the largest companies in America. His first order of business is attacking a single pattern among his employees - how they approach worker safety - and soon the firm, Alcoa, becomes the top performer in the Dow Jones.

What do all these people have in common? They achieved success by focusing on the patterns that shape every aspect of our lives. They succeeded by transforming habits.

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

Along the way, we learn why some people and companies struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others seem to remake themselves overnight. We visit laboratories where neuroscientists explore how habits work and where, exactly, they reside in our brains. We discover how the right habits were crucial to the success of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and civil-rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. We go inside Procter & Gamble, Target superstores, Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church, NFL locker rooms, and the nation’s largest hospitals, and see how implementing so-called keystone habits can earn billions and mean the difference between failure and success, life and death.

At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.

Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

©2012 Charles Duhigg (P)2012 Random House, Inc.

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    Jay V Texas 06-19-16
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    took me a while to get through it, but it was worth it. narrator was great!

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    Beth 06-18-16
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    very insightful. A great read and lots information. Very interesting history of some big businesses.

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    I'm just shocked at how many things of our lives became habits even before we knew

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    alaysia1990 06-15-16
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    "amazing book"

    It was so informative and helpful. Easy to follow. I took a lot of beneficial concepts from this book.

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    Riley Jensen Salt Lake City, UT 06-15-16
    Riley Jensen Salt Lake City, UT 06-15-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Great book."

    This book has caused me to completely re-analyze my own habits. I'm excited to change the bad and keep the good.

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    "Love this book!"

    This book inspires me to be a better person. I'm motivated to break bad habits and create good ones in their place!

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    "One of the best audio books I've ever listened to"

    This was a well written book on a truly intriguing topic that was perfectly narrated Mr. Chamberlin.

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    J. Maxon Adams, NY 06-14-16
    J. Maxon Adams, NY 06-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent overview"

    The Power of Habit is a great overview of the science behind how habits are formed - for better or worse - and more importantly: how they can be harnessed and changed.

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    "Great Read"

    It's a book everyone should read/listen to early on in life. I'm going through it one more time.

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    D. Behrendt Shell Point Beach, FL 06-12-16
    D. Behrendt Shell Point Beach, FL 06-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "You'll Learn a lot from this book!"

    This is a great book that educates clearly on the habits we and others have and gives you the understanding on how to change your habits and influence others.

    The only weak point of the book is it gets a bit wordy and takes a little too long towards the 65% completion point of the book.

    Overall, this book is powerful and highly valuable is you desire to set goals to change habits.

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