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

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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 ... Read full review

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Great book with practical "how to" at the end. Lots of references of many decades of individual stories and scientific research that give it very solid indisputable credibility.

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“The Power of Habit” provides a straightforward explanation on how our habits work. Using easy to understand examples, Charles provides a format that we can use to analyze our habits, and answer the question: “Why do habits work the way they do and what you can do to change it.”
While making it clear that every habit isn’t exactly alike, the concept of what a habit is gives the reader the foundation to apply it to their own life. Charles explains how to recognize the process of habits, and how to break the seemingly fixed bad habits.
Whether on an individual level or as a society, “The Power of Habit” helped me realize the power I have to make a difference in my life by providing the steps I can use to take control of my habits.
 

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A very helpful book! This book explains how relevant habits are to humans. Humans get through life by many habits that they have made for themselves. It is a very big part of their lives and govern many of the results that humans produce. The author shows that people can fix bad habits by identifying the three components of a habit: cue, routine, and reward. He shows us that once we have identified the components, we can change the routine since we know why we do certain things and why we want them. It is a question of asking yourself "why?" that helps us identify why we have certain habits. The author illustrates how habits affect our lives through many real life stories about successes and failures of people and companies. This book kept me interested because the author had a good balance of stories, scientific research and experiment results, and just some great guidelines in changing our habits. 

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The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg.this book is one the best book you can read .it's very real and on facts

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Though nicely written, this is a book by a journalist, so caveat emptor.

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This was one of the chosen books to be read in my critical reasoning class in college. It is very well written. Holds many intricate examples that the author exceptionally selected to serve as a basis of understanding. This book is they key to understanding and hopefully, change habits. It was a really good read and educative.  

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Very intriguing
Im only 50 pages in, cant put it down. I have a horrible memory..yet am great with routines and patterns. Very interesting to answer questions ive had about those issues, and looking forward to changing habits i dont care for.

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The power of habit
Very enlightening! Easy to read and relevant.

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Love this book! I'm normally not one that gets excited by something like this but a friend recommended it. What I love is all the stories that he draws from. Great mix of science and real-world examples here that make it a fun and useful read.

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