Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
|Digital List Price:||491.40|
Save 475.00 (79%)
|Sold by:||Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited|
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change Kindle Edition
Top trending products related to this item
"Once you read this book, you’ll never look at yourself, your organisation, or your world quite the same way." (Daniel H. Pink)
"Absolutely fascinating." (Wired)
"This is 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)
"Plenty of business books that try to tap into the scientific world manage to distil complicated research into readable prose. But few take the next step and become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception." (Andrew Hill Financial Times) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
From the Inside Flap
Most of the choices we make each day may feel like they are the products of well-considered decision-making, but they're not. They are habits. And though each habit means relatively little on its own, over time they have enormous impacts on our health, productivity, financial security and happiness.
People have puzzled over our habits for centuries, but it is only in the past two decades that neurologists, psychologists, sociologists, and marketers have really begun to understand how habits work - and more importantly, how they change.
In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times journalist Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries to explain why habits exist, and how they can be changed - to transform businesses, communities, and our lives.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- File size : 1447 KB
- Print length : 402 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Cornerstone Digital (5 April 2012)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B006WAIV6M
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #277 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
More items to explore
Review this product
Top reviews from India
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This book is divided into three parts. Each part explains a different aspect of why habits exist and how they function.
The examples used in this book are so powerful and relevant that reader will feel a lot of wow moments. This is one of the books which we need to read again and again.
At some places, the book goes smoothly while at some other places the subject’s thickness gradually grows where you might feel a bit of boring and get distracted. However, overall, it is a good read for the people who read it tolerantly.
This is a completely analysed and provocative book , it offers a detailed anatomy of habits. This book consists of three parts
1. Habits of individuals
2. Habits of Organizations
3. Habits of societies
After reading the first part I felt like a sense of accomplishment because it gives you complete awareness about making and breaking of habits. It tells you about the structure of habits and neurological reason for habit formation.
The second and third part are most fascinating and interesting because it explains how Great Organizations and social movements like civil rights movement about segragation of black people in America thrive for long periods and become successful . It is very interesting to know about how habits play in successful running of great organizations like ALCOA(Aluminum corporation of America), Target, Starbucks etc.,.
The best part of reading this book is knowing that a single key habit will have great influence in changing other behaviors of a person towards effectiveness and gradual reformation of entire temperament in personal and professional life.
The book will give a complete knowledge about the source of habit formation, structure of habits and detailed steps to change and form new habits. I personally felt that though you know everything about habit formation you need determination, commitment, patience and resistance to temptation to break old habits and form new habits . Because habit formation is gradual and takes time, on the top of everything you should believe yourself. Habits are often as much a curse as a benefit. Because habits never really disappear either they are good or bad.
LOVED entire BOOK .
The only problem is that i got a defective product.When i reach d middle of the book,i found some pages blank...about 16 pages were blank...scattered here and there through 2 chapters.
Unless u look really carefully and flip through each pages you won't even notice it.So make sure to flip through each page when you buy it.
Top reviews from other countries
I’m a 20 y/o pretty normal male, living in England
And this book has completely changed my life.
I was a regular smoker of both tobacco and cannabis, and the routine change taught in this book, and the methods of distraction taught in this book has helped me so much. I just want to say Thanks to Charles for making such an enjoyable book, which has taught me a lot about habits.
10/10 would read again.
Quickly I found myself engrossed by the ideas explored in this book. Lots of examples and research is examined to look at how habits form and how they can be changed.
The book is split into three sections - individuals, organisations and society in general. I found the first two sections extremely engaging but thought that the society narrative was slightly less well defined and held my interest less.
Very cleverly, real people are used to prove theories and familiar companies are used as examples of habit changes.
I was surprised how interesting I found this book and have talked about it to various people whilst I was reading.
Habit is a book that is extremely useful. We start off with some obvious but solid reminders of how what we perceive as excellence is habit. It’s not about “grit” as some other books would say.
Simply setting a reminder to go to bed and putting your trainers next to your bed every night is a better way to get exercising than watching motivational videos on YouTube. Humans look for the way way out. Make things easy. Create a reward loop and you will develop a habit.
After a solid start the book falters and diverges quickly. Stories become way too drawn out and - I would argue - not relevant to the reason most people buy this book. We get a long chapter on how supermarkets are monitoring our shopping habits via reward cards and can tell if your are pregnant from your food grocery list.
We have a chapter that massively drags on how a cassino kept a gambler coming back but stimulating her habit and reminding her of the rewards (debt in this case).
Like many self help books, you want to throw it out the window at times. But it’s got a solid thesis. I now keep my trainers next to my bed and have created a habit I never thought feasible. Thus the book is worth it’s weight of gold. It’s just got a core of lead to go along with it.
If like me, you are open and logically minded, this book will suit you.
After explaining the theory, the book then goes on to explain a simple process for understanding any habit that affects you in your daily life, which previously would have been unknown to you. You can then delve deeper into understanding the Cue, Routine and Reward. Once understood, you can then choose to change your habits, in a simple, methodical, less emotional manner, than for example like me, you realised you’d put on a few too many pounds, and without understanding root cause, just went headlong into another diet, to try and put a sticky plaster on the issue.
I’m now in the process of testing this new knowledge on some simple personal habits before applying the theory to my major life challenge of reducing my body weight, and should it help to achieve that, then I will have proved in the best way possible, the value of this book.
Key lessons for me from this book are
* small changes such as making your bed every morning and committing to regular exercise can transform life
*Diagram about mouse brain activity spike post-reward eventually arriving prior to reward (the origin of cravings)
*Changing habits requires identifying the cues and rewards that trigger and support it, identify and modify these ques
*deliberate advance plans for responding to challenging situations
*in general, it's more effective to change others' habits if you make them believe they have some power or authority over their decision than if you coerce them with force
*gambling is bad