OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER LIST With a new Afterword by the author In "The Power of Habit, "Pulitzer Prize winning business reporter" "Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, "The Power of Habit" contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives. "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER NPR" "BESTSELLER "WASHINGTON POST "BESTSELLER "LOS ANGELES TIMES "BESTSELLER "USA TODAY "BESTSELLER "PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "The Wall Street Journal Financial Times" Sharp, provocative, and useful. Jim Collins Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. "The Power of Habit "is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good. "Financial Times" A flat-out great read. David Allen, bestselling author of "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity" "" You ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way. Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of "Drive "and" A Whole New Mind" Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change. "The New York Times Book Review " Cue: see cover. Routine: read book. Reward: fully comprehend the art of manipulation. "Bloomberg Businessweek" Absolutely fascinating. "Wired " A fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change . . . The stories that Duhigg has knitted together are all fascinating in their own right, but take on an added dimension when wedded to his examination of habits. Associated Press There s been a lot of research over the past several years about how our habits shape us, and this work is beautifully described in the new book "The Power of Habit." David Brooks, "The New York Times" "" A first-rate book based on an impressive mass of research, written in a lively style and providing just the right balance of intellectual seriousness with practical advice on how to break our bad habits. "The Economist" "" I have been spinning like a top since reading "The Power of Habit, " "New York Times" journalist Charles Duhigg s fascinating best-seller about how people, businesses and organizations develop the positive routines that make them productive and happy. "The Washington Post ""
HERE IT IS. The first book that I have finished after the longest reading slump I have experienced. I am so happy to be back, blogging and reviewing again and ready for all YA books that I am anticipating in 2017. Please feel free to request any blog posts in the comments, that would be much appreciated :) OK SO DOWN TO THE REVIEW.
The book, unsurprisingly was not my own idea to read (as I was a recent victim of six month reading slump), but it was my Dad's who thought it would be a good motivational read as promotion for me to erase all my bad habits over the summer break before school started. To be honest, I thought this book was going to be quiet boring, seeing that it was in a genre I wouldn't have typically reached for, but I was wrong. I actually thought this book was AMAZING. Duhigg had managed to keep me engaged throughout the whole book with his witty anecdotes and interesting explanations for the way humans reacted and gave many solutions to problems that I needed to solve. As an active procrastinator and born Netflix binger, this book posed as one of my most useful tools to set goals to change 2017. His writing and tone of voice was so easy to follow along, that I had in fact managed to finish this book relatively quickly. Honestly, I think that if I haven't picked up this book to read sooner, I wouldn't have broken out of my reading slump and motivated to blog; in fact, I bet my ass that if I did not read the book, I would have been stuck in the revolving cycle of waking up at 11, staying in bed, watching The Walking Dead, reruns of Gossip Girl (BC CHAIR RIGHT AOSIFH) or feeding my thirst of watching talented people succeed on X Factor auditions as it could been conveniently found on YouTube. I think Duhigg's book is so inspiring and fascinating and I was simply intrigued about reading people change: from becoming a high school drop-out to one of the world's most successful people, that I believe that people who read this book will also feel motivated to change.
Duhigg managed to turn this into an enjoyable learning experience. I definitely would recommend this to anyone because WHO DOESN'T WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE?!
I give this book a rating of 4.5/5 stars
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