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

Written by:
Charles Duhigg
Narrated by:
Mike Chamberlain

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2012
11 hours 10 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MORE THAN 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD • This instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits.

“Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception.”—Financial Times


In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

With a new Afterword by the author
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Omar F

Best book ever!! =D

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Tamara Malan

Extremely eye opening and informational on how we are manipulated into buying trends. The habits we have and why. Very good information for everyone.

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Joel B

Great book and narrator, very interesting and informative.

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Roy C.

The information was interesting but mostly about product habits and not creating your own habits in life. Yes, you can take the things said and apply them to yourself but was hoping for more details about everyday habit forming.

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Gerardo P

This was a very great read. The narrator was very clear and this gave me a clear understanding of how habits work.

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Lana Vivant

Book is very interesting, to say the least. Plus informative and applicable to our own habits

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Gale Moreland

I couldn’t turn it off! Charles Duhigg is so good at turning a long list of cases into a story that holds your attention. I was left inspired and encouraged. My friends are getting tired of hearing about Everything I learned, but I am already using his discoveries at work and at home.

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Matthew F.

I was not a big fan of the narrator. He tried different voices for different characters and it was annoying to listen to. The book itself is good with a wealth of examples to prove the authors points. Takes a weird twist at the end where it becomes very philosophical.

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Interesting and reflexive! Great writer, great narrator.

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Abdulhadi Alramadhan

This has some good research but most of the analysis are extremely poor... It's missing clear explanations for readers to apply those tips.

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Julian Rojo

This is an important and excellent book to understand.

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christine tizzard

This book really broke down habits in a way that made sense to me. Really enjoyed this listen.

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Nathan Edwards

I have been able to use the advice on this book to improve my hanits.

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T. Chadrisse Knight

-Great book to help understand the power of habits and how to deal with them. The social science behind habits is very interesting.

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Antonio Hill

So enlightening! Definitely have hidden jewels throughout the book...

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Ali Hamzavi

This is a very informative and practical book. It gives you an understanding about your habits and why you do things habitually. It also offers you how to analyze and come up with possible alternatives and solutions to change the habbits. I will listen to it a few more time. The Narrator also did a great job too.

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Christian Galvan

This has honestly been the most I've learned from a book since high school. Very informative, amazingly interesting read. It's amazing how you can change the way you look at life itself in such a short time. I will read this again and again.

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linda alumbaugh

I have purchased the book and listened to the audio 5x now!!! Opened my mind to how much we do are habits.

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Although I already knew about all of the neuroscientific experiments that were mentioned in this book, the way they were mixed with psychology and personal perceptions, made the book really amusing. The fact that the author was the narrator was an extra plus!

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Karyn H.

Enjoyed the book, narrator had a great voice to listen to, and lots of great information to change the course of your life for the better. GAME CHANGER!

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Misty A.

Helpful and insightful.

I loved this book! It gives a lot of examples but they really helped me understand how a habit forms and how to change it. At the end it also gives practical and easily applied advice.

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Nichole U.

Read and listened to this book on multiple occasions and always motivates and inspires me

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Sera E.

enjoyable listen and useful information (both on habits and general). I’m planing on integrating some of the tips he gave, and trying to change my habits.

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Michael S.

such a great listen.

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Nina D.

Very interesting and helpful for both work related habits and the personal ones.

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Maxime F.

Great book!

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Mignon W.

Had to force myself through the book. narrator voice was so monotone, would have been better off reading it myself

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EboniJoi M.

Such a great book! Such great narration! Finished the book much faster than I anticipated! :)

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Christina F.

Long but good.

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Monica M.

The books is awesome ! I really like all the information and I'ts been eye opening as well as making me hopeful that I can change habits that I thought were hard rooted. The Narrator is awesome . This is the only book I've listened to on this app. I had other apps and this book was way more expensive on other audio books apps. The only thing that I would improve is that when I listen to it on my car sometimes it doesn't recognize what I had already read at the iphone while not connected. So not sure if its the app. or the car doing this trick ... but other than that ... AWESOME so fat !

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Thomas K

Everybody should listen to this book. The writer did an incredible job and the narrators performance was spectacular! He made it very entertaining!

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Joseph K

This book is great!! I enjoyed every minute of it!!

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Robert T

I found it interesting to the end.

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Spenser Bryant

I enjoyed this book. It has a lot of good information about how habits are formed and even throws in a couple of ways to create new habits to replace your old ones. Although, I think there could have been more focus on habit reformation and creation. The narrator is pleasant to listen to but he can get overly invested in certain sections which can distract from the material.

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Tori Obermeier

Good an interesting in the sense of HOW habits are formed but I'm still not 100% convinced how to create new habits

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Chad Ramos

I really appreciated the information in the book...the insights, takeaways and overall understanding of how habits effect one's life and how to take control of them. Highly recommend!

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Amazing book , so true how many habits we have and we are unaware. With this book if you are open enough you will be able to recognize them and then so easy change the ones you don’t like them.

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David P.

I thought this was very interesting.

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unbelievable good it helped me so so so so much

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Adele K.

Really great book...interesting and important topic with information that can be applied in personal and professional life.

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Alli H

This is not a self help book it's more like a lot of research about habits and stories about people who had habits that they broke or stories about how scientists learned more about habits. I really walked away without really understanding what they wanted me to take away from the book. It was a boring waste of time.

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