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The Power of Habit

free read The Power of Habit summary The Power of Habit ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Charles Duhigg ñ 8 free download 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 deathAt its core The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument The key to exercising regularly losing weight raising exceptional children becoming 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 live. I remember reading a story by the famous Malayalam writer Padmarajan called Oru Sameepakala Durantham A Tragedy of Recent Times It tells of a housing colony in Kerala bitten by the exercise bug in the early eighties Someone gets up before sunrise and starts jogging Soon he is joined by and people until the whole colony is out running every day This leaves the houses unattended which comes to the notice of a group of thieves and they conduct a spate of early morning robberies The people of the colony even after a couple of houses are robbed continue their morning ritual they can t stop even after they know that their houses may be invaded any timePadmarajan ostensibly wrote this seemingly absurd and Kafkaesue story to make fun of the urban animal blindly following the latest fad But he may have true to life than he thoughtSuch is the power of habit This book by Duhigg if you can get past the unnecessarily prolix prose says a very simple but significant thing habit is what drives you From picking your nose to gambling away your life s savings ingrained habits hard coded into your brain makes you tick It follows the cue routine reward loop as illustrated belowCue a certain time routine eat a cookie reward diversion from workHabits are not endemic to people alone organisations and societies also have habits which why they are so resistant to changeThe key to getting rid of a destructive habit is to replace it with a constructive one In the loop illustrated above the cue and the reward would remain the same but a different routine can be substituted See belowHere the routine of have a drink is replaced with have a chatThis is easier said than done however it reuires real effort to identify a habit and great will power which can be cultivated according to Duhigg to change it But it can be done Successful individuals have changed their lives by changing destructive habits successful executives have turned around companies by changing corporate habits and leaders have transformed societies Examples abound in this bookAnd please note supermarket chains and gambling dens monitor our habits and feed those which will drain our pockets and maximise their profits This book is well worth a read I only wish that the author had cut the fluff and trimmed it down to a slimmer volume But then the HABIT of writing needlessly long books among American journalists is one that dies hard

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free read The Power of Habit summary The Power of Habit ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Charles Duhigg ñ 8 free download Dow JonesWhat 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 habitsIn 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. This may be a crappy review since its going up via iPhone Sorry First caveat I work in research A big part of my job is creating these habit loops and seeing if they can be altered or enhanced via medication Second caveat I m a nerd and love journal articles scientific writing and technical reading even off the jobThird caveat I only got to chapter eight I honestly don t know what I was expecting By far and large when there s big buzz about a book I inevitably dislike it with very few exceptions I was hoping for something smart and eye opening a different personal take on habits and addiction which is really what a habit is if you think about it and I was let down mostly by the writing and anecdotes I realize this book isn t intended for scientific review but when there were so many teasing moments of talking about the research going on I guess I just expected a little substance in laymans terms The biggest problem I had with the book was that I probably could have only read the first few chapters and have a total grasp of the theory While some stories were interesting they reminded me of Grandpa Simpson s storytelling I don t think we needed so many examples that all said the same thing Think of all the trees that could have been saved if a few were omitted Don t get me wrong it wasn t a bad read People with a non neuroscience background can enjoy it and will learn something from it Although how to apply it to your life is pretty much missing from the book unless it was in the chapters I didn t get to yet Yeah find a new reward to break bad habits but how It would have been interesting to see those suggestions Overall not horrible Had it not been a book club read I wouldn t have picked it up of my own volition but I m not upset that I read most of it I am upset that I kept reading hoping to get something different in the next chapter which didn t happen Just save the time and money and read his NY Times article at least I think it was there instead

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free read The Power of Habit summary The Power of Habit ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Charles Duhigg ñ 8 free download A young woman walks into a laboratory Over the past two years she has transformed almost every aspect of her life She has uit smoking run a marathon and been promoted at work The patterns inside her brain neurologists discover have fundamentally changedMarketers 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 yearAn 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. This is great book and you need to read it How is that for a definitive opening line The reason it s such a good book is because it uses research to explain how habits are formed and changed Everyone knows someone who was out of shape or was a smoker and then in what appeared as if almost overnight changed themselves in a short period of time How did they do that They formed new habits and changed old ones that s howDo something enough and it becomes a habit good or bad This is explained in the book by research on memory loss For example the research found that patients suffering from memory loss could not show someone where the kitchen is when asked but once they got hungry the would get up and go to the kitchen automaticallyThis is made possible by the habit loop of cue routine and reward The cue makes the brain find the routine as it anticipates the reward A classic example is stress and smoking the cue is stress the routine is smoking the reward is the feeling the cigarette bringsI was most interested in how the book described changing a habit Let s face it we all have habits we want to change To accomplish this we need to keep the cue and reward but change the routine I ll use an example from my own life to illustrate I love chocolate and to make it worse I love to eat at it night Well I love to eat at night because that is how I formed the habit some time ago I used the guidance from this book to change that habit I kept the cue and reward but I changed the routine to use apples instead of chocolateThis logic flows into much larger problem sets such as organizations and communities Focus on changing one thing the keystone habit from which a cascade of other habits will form The author illustrates this example by discussing how the company Alcoa was transformed by the keystone habit of a singular focus on safetyThe book flows really well and uses research throughout to substantiate the concepts presented The audience who can benefit from this book is vast from individuals to corporates to governments

  • Hardcover
  • 375
  • The Power of Habit
  • Charles Duhigg
  • English
  • 22 June 2019
  • 9781400069286

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    [The Power of Habit] Free ↠ Charles Duhigg Charles Duhigg ñ 8 free download free read í eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Charles Duhigg I remember reading a story by the famous Malayalam writer Padmarajan called Oru Sameepakala Durantham A Tragedy of Recent Times It tells of a housing colony in Kerala bitten by the exercise bug in the early eighties Someone gets up before sunrise and starts jogging Soon he is joined by and people until the whole colony is out running every

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    Charles Duhigg ñ 8 free download free read í eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Charles Duhigg [The Power of Habit] Free ↠ Charles Duhigg This long winded book explains how habits form in individuals organizations and social groups Despite the intriguing premise the verbose anecdotes left me screaming “I get the point already” A better book or article would have resulted from taking the appendix a short practical guide to changing a habit and adding some of the psychologic

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    free read í eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Charles Duhigg Charles Duhigg ñ 8 free download free read The Power of Habit Judging from the prologue of The Power of Habit Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business the first thing necessary in modifying one’s behavior is to note the actual components of that behavior The author cites a visit with a military officer in charge of normalizing a village Kufa in Ira The officer started by observing video of how riots

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