“I had to push myself to finish this one. Nothing earth shattering in this one. ”Akash Bhatia wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is worth the read to understand how habits are formed or altered in your personal and professional life. This author has also explains how and why companies form habits, whether they are good or bad.”Chris D. wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“.”Greg Crumpton @ AirTight #AirTightCLT @gregcrumpton wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a good book, but I would call it the poor man's Outliers”Mr. Wakiki wrote this review Friday, January 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I've had some friends and myself included undergo dramatic habit changes in regards to weight loss, eating, working, etc that this book intrigued me from the moment I saw it. I always though I had an idea why I for one had undergone some major habit changes, but this book placed another viewpoint on it and a lot of it makes completely sense. This should be a book to be studied and built upon for anyone interested in creating change and sticking to it.”Shawn Camp wrote this review Sunday, January 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“importance of patterns in our behaviour, and some good ideas of how to interrupt them in order to make lasting change”markehb wrote this review Sunday, December 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“9.4 hrs - borrowed from dunlap library - Groundbreaking new research shows that by grabbing hold of the three-step "loop" all habits form in our brains--cue, routine, reward--we can change them, giving us the power to take control over our lives. "We are what we repeatedly do," said Aristotle. "Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." On the most basic level, a habit is a simple neurological loop: there is a cue (my mouth feels gross), a routine (hello, Crest), and a reward (ahhh, minty fresh). Understanding this loop is the key to exercising regularly or becoming more productive at work or tapping into reserves of creativity. Marketers, too, are learning how to exploit these loops to boost sales; CEOs and coaches are using them to change how employees work and athletes compete. As this book shows, tweaking even one habit, as long as it's the right one, can have staggering effects. In The Power of Habit , award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes readers inside labs where brain scans record habits as they flourish and die; classrooms in which students learn to boost their willpower; and boardrooms where executives dream up products that tug on our deepest habitual urges. Full of compelling narratives that will appeal to fans of Michael Lewis, Jonah Lehrer, and Chip and Dan Heath, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: our most basic actions are not the product of well-considered decision making, but of habits we often do not realize exist. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our lives.”Catherine E wrote this review Tuesday, December 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“book of the year in WSJ 2012”Craig A wrote this review Sunday, December 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This books has story of story of how the brain has habits stored away that sometime we fall into with out actually "thinking" about it. It talks about how people and companies have overcome bad habits to be more successful that they thought possible. The book starts a little slow with a story of Eugene who goes on walks around his neighborhood without actually thinking about it or even knowing where he is going or how to get home. But somehow he always finds his way back home.
This was a very enjoyable read and gave me 3 or 4 more topics i want to read a little more on.