• The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
  • De : Charles Duhigg
  • Lu par : Mike Chamberlain
  • Durée : 10 h et 56 min
  • Version intégrale Livre audio
  • Date de publication : 05/04/2012
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Éditeur : Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,6 (48 notations)

Description

In 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 distil 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 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 death.
At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more 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 lives.
©2012 Charles Duhigg (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks
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Critiques

"It’s a fascinating insight into making and breaking habits and offers practical advice, funny stories and critical thinking." ( Press Association)
“In his book The Power Of Habit Charles Duhigg approaches the subject of what habits are and how we can ultimately change them. Written in an engaging style, with just the right balance of scientific fact and actual examples…” ( The Book Garden Blog)
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4 out of 5 stars
Auteur(s) : Michael le 27/04/2018

Great insights to start gaining control

Though the book might be a bit long in its illustrative stories the author clearly explains how habits actually work at a personal, social, company or institutional level and give practical advice on where to start.

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3 out of 5 stars
Auteur(s) : Utilisateur anonyme le 14/03/2018

Good overall

Overall a good book. Only thing I didn't like much is that the book dedicate too much space to concrete examples of habits (real people stories) and how they affect people's life, and not enough space on reflection/investigation of the core concepts.

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