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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

96 out of 120 people found this review helpful.

Make It Or Break It

My usual habit is to pick up a mystery novel and engross myself in the imagined problems of nonfiction characters. I decided to change this habit and try this nonfiction book with the rather intriguing title that professed to help identify our habits and show us how to ...
My usual habit is to pick up a mystery novel and engross myself in the imagined problems of nonfiction characters. I decided to change this habit and try this nonfiction book with the rather intriguing title that professed to help identify our habits and show us how to change them. Habits are those things we initially choose to do, which have evolved, through repeated use into things we do without thinking. Written in language even I can understand, the book breaks down the pattern of habits into three parts that we can recognize and change. The author illustrates that by first identifying components of a habit, we can then work to change them. This is a self help book that may actually be of some help, if we want to change. This book was provided for review by Random House. Now, where did I put that mystery novel?

posted by Ronrose on February 21, 2012

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48 out of 62 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing at best

Although it was well written, I was disappointed because I thought I would be getting hands-in practical advise on how to create new habits within a more structured environment and not stories about other people's habits and how they overcame them. It was so boring to r...
Although it was well written, I was disappointed because I thought I would be getting hands-in practical advise on how to create new habits within a more structured environment and not stories about other people's habits and how they overcame them. It was so boring to read story after story with the same diagrams over and over. Just wasn't what I expected.

posted by 10039523 on March 5, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Disappointing at best

    Although it was well written, I was disappointed because I thought I would be getting hands-in practical advise on how to create new habits within a more structured environment and not stories about other people's habits and how they overcame them. It was so boring to read story after story with the same diagrams over and over. Just wasn't what I expected.

    48 out of 62 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Rambles on and on and on...

    Thus book could easily hav been 150 pages shorter than it was. The point gets lost and the reader gets bored with the author's use of superfluous examples. In a word: disappointing. It really should be one of the 99 cents reads.

    12 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    Dont waste your money!

    This book was a disappointment. Don't waste your money. Had lots of interesting information about habits but nothing about how to change them or make them work for you. Wish I could get my money back.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Boredom

    Hehe this book was soo boring!!!!

    3 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Hate it

    Hate it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Rayne and Aeydenn

    A- no...no you didnt
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    R- l did

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    Same old, same old. To break a habit, change your routine. Duh.

    Same old, same old. To break a habit, change your routine. Duh. Unless you want to be reassured that your brain changes when you do, nothing new here. Move along.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Unshure

    I done have alot of money so i want tonow if it os worth it. And if its a good book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    BORING

    I was on the first page and instantly fell asleep.I recamend this if you couldn't fall asleep at night.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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