“The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business”
by Charles Duhigg.

6 April 2023
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The book, in one sentence

  • Loneliness is a universal human experience that can drive us to seek connection and avoid isolation.
  • While we all handle loneliness differently, we share an interesting biological tendency to avoid loneliness.
  • Understanding this evolutionary bias in an increasingly digital world can help us consciously navigate our excessive scrolling on social media and prioritize authentic human connections.

Short Summary

“The Power of Habit takes readers on a journey through the science of forming habits, exploring how they shape our daily lives and how they can be changed.

Duhigg uses compelling case studies and real-world examples to illustrate his points. He also offers practical advice for individuals and organizations who want to harness the power of habit to achieve their goals.

He shows that by understanding the cues and rewards that drive how we behave, we can change how we behave and, ultimately, change how we live.

Three key takeaways

  1. Habits are powerful forces that shape how we live and work on a daily basis.
  2. Understanding the cues and rewards driving our behavior is critical to changing our behavior.
  3. Individuals and organizations can achieve goals and create lasting change by harnessing the power of habits.

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