Book

The Power of Habit

by Charles Duhigg

Published in 2012, “The Power of Habits” by award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg, examines the entire existence of habits. In this guide, he highlights why habits exist and what you can do to change them.

We all have habits. Some of which we’re unaware of how long we’ve had them or how it even came about. That’s because it’s become part of our daily routine. Habits, good or bad, affect our daily lives. With this in mind, if you change bad habits, or knowingly form a new habit, you have the power to improve your everyday life.


Published in 2012, “The Power of Habits” by award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg, examines the entire existence of habits. In this guide, he highlights why habits exist and what you can do to change them.


He focuses on three characters who have achieved success by focusing on the kind of habits that positively affect every aspect of their lives. He also uses prominent public figures such as the CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz, Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. as examples to emphasize that your daily habits are at the core of everything you do, and you have the ability to change your life just by developing & maintaining new patterns of behaviour.


We chose this book as our recommendation of the month because habits can be hard to get out of. If we knew how the power of our habits affects our daily lives, we’d do all that we can to change the bad ones and keep at the good ones.

This book can be found on Google Books, Amazon, or the AnyBooks mobile application.

Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg is an American journalist and the author of two books on habits and productivity. He was a reporter for the New York Times, and now writes for The New Yorker Magazine. In addition, he is also a Pulitzer prize winner.