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BOOK - The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business

by Charles Duhigg.

9 Credit Hours - $119
Last revised: 12/14/2018

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






Charles Duhigg







Paperback: 383 pages

Publisher: New York: Random House Norton (2014)

Formats: Paperback, Kindle, Audio

CE hours: 9







Taking the course:

This course includes reading the book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, and then completing the CE test (The actual book is not included in the cost of this CE course). You can log in and take the test at any time. The test-help feature is not available for the Book Courses; however, you can take the test as many times as necessary until you pass. As with all our courses, you pay after you have completed all the course requirements.


Book Description (From the Publisher)

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.






Describe the three-step loop of habits


Discuss the Golden Rule of Habit Change


Define a keystone habit


Explain the institutional habit changes at Alcoa and Starbucks


Discuss the power of turmoil and crisis in habit change




Editorial Reviews

The perfect gift for anyone trying to start the new year off right, this instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits.  


One of the best books for the year.

- The Wall Street Journal • Financial Times
“Sharp, provocative, and useful.”

- Jim Collins
“Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”

- Financial Times
“A flat-out great read.”—David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
“You’ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.”

- Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
“Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”

- The New York Times Book Review


duhiggAbout the Author

My name is Charles Duhigg, and I'm a reporter for The New York Times. I'm also the author of The Power of Habit, about the science of habit formation, as well as Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Productivity in Life and Business (which is available for sale on Amazon on March 8, 2016!)

I've worked at the Times since 2006. In 2013, I was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for a series about Apple named "The iEconomy". Before that, I contributed to NYT series about the 2008 financial crisis, how companies take advantage of the elderly and national violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. (For those series, I won the National Journalism Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors' Medal, the National Academies' reporting award and other recognitions.)

I'm also a native of New Mexico. I studied history at Yale and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. I now live in Brooklyn with my wife and two children and, before becoming a journalist, was a bike messenger in San Francisco for one terrifying day. See more at



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