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The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
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Jul 23, 2012

really liked it

Parts of this book are very, very interesting; other parts less so. The author covers habits from 3 perspectives: personal, corporate, cultural/societal. The section on how habits function in our personal lives was very interesting--aren't we always fascinated by how our own brains operate? I now feel like I have the tools to understand how habits are formed and how they can be broken--there are a few of my own I'm ready to tackle. The section on corporate habits was also very interesting--the Alcoa and Starbucks stories were terrific. I'm bogged down in the final section on cultural stuff; somehow I think it's more complex than the author's explanations. I'm listening to the book and not sure I'll be able to finish the last 2 CDs--the narrator's not great so I've been slogging through despite lackluster narration, but now it's really grating.

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