Summary of The Power of Habit - Instaread

Summary of The Power of Habit

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  • Release Date: 2014-03-26
  • Genre: Study Aids
Score: 3
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Summary of The Power of Habit: by Charles Duhigg | Includes Analysis

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg is a thorough examination of several case studies about how habit formation and habit change impact daily life. It details the experiences of individuals, corporations, and organizations to illustrate how habits are made and why, how they can be changed, how habits of all kinds are used in businesses to attract customers or manage employees, and the devastating results of a poorly managed habit.

Several studies of individuals with unusual habits or habit changes explain the neurological mechanisms that form habits in the brain. The habit, stored in the basal ganglia for neural efficiency, is the result of a loop comprised of three parts. These parts are a cue that triggers the habit loop, a routine to execute, and feedback, or a reward, that tells the brain to remember the habit for the future. Habits can be changed by retaining the cue and reward…
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  • Totally truth throughout

    By Levi613
    Definitely captured a seriously good topic here and didn't stray off the tracks one bit. The author really hit hard here when they covered this and the summary doesn't hold no punches. A real powerful piece of material.
  • Well written.

    By TheFadeness
    Another InstaRead summary which was very well written. It is a great summary of "The Power of Habit". I actually have so many habits that I don't want to have and this book honestly taught me about how powerful a habit could be and this has influenced how I go about my day and trying to avoid my bad habits such as chewing my nails, etc.
  • Good Summary

    By DeadPoolStarlet
    InstaRead has done it again! Another great summary to a fantastic book. These are definitely well worth the money spent to get a quick inside look to books you might or might not want to spend the money on.
  • Great author

    By Zakhar Gazizov
    I am starting to enjoy reading these types of books since they are informative and also interesting at the same time. With its detailed information about the book, it is quite nice to see what the book is about. I highly recommend this author a shot.