Duhigg, Charles. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
In The Power of Habit, Duhigg explains, through fascinating stories and scientific studies, why habits exist and how they can be changed.
This is a book about business--there are many illustrations of businesses transforming companies through the introduction of new habits. This is also a book about science--with numerous examples of studies showing us how our brains work. And finally, this is a book about motivating ourselves to find new habits in order to become better people.
While I grew tired of the writing style midway through the book (the back and forth of stories), I enjoyed the book immensely and got a lot out of reading it. Some of the tales were truly inspirational, such as the story of the man who grew up with heroin addicted parents and transformed his life through the habits taught to him at Starbucks. And perhaps, from reading the book, I learned how to develop a good new habit myself!