The Power of Habit ... in 30 Minutes: A Concise Summary of Charles Duhigg's Bestselling Book

The Power of Habit ... in 30 Minutes: A Concise Summary of Charles Duhigg's Bestselling Book

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The Power of Habit ... in 30 Minutes: A Concise Summary of Charles Duhigg's Bestselling Book 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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dapelt More than 1 year ago
Habits make up much of our everyday behavior, but we don't have to be slaves to them. "The Power of Habit... in 30 Minutes" is a bite-sized compendium to Charles Duhigg's self-help guide that illustrates key points about the source of habits, their structure, and how we can manipulate them to our benefit. Using real-world examples, like a woman's gambling addiction, he illustrates how changing habits can have long-lasting positive effects. We are programmed as creatures of habit thanks to the basil ganglia part of our brainstem making primitive decisions to save space and time. But we can "trick" ourselves out of self-destructive patterns by identifying the source of habits and enacting subtle changes. First, however, we must accept that we are capable of change and take personal responsibility for our actions. As an off-and-on smoker this read gave me insight into what I can do to curve my own cravings-- going for a walk or drinking a glass of milk, for instance-- so that I might turn a negative stimulus into something beneficial. This is a great book for anyone intimidated by the prospect of change.
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KR99 More than 1 year ago
If all books could be broken down into summaries like this one, I would buy them all! The layout of this book is phenomenal. Clear cut, concise chapters summarizing the bestselling book with a key points summary at the end of each chapter. For a person that is short on time, it’s a dream. The concept is simple – you can’t stop a bad habit but you can change it! The book follows along this simple rule and shows the reader how to include it in your everyday life. It’s certainly a new way to look at things for me and I can’t wait to start using it!
rpfarr More than 1 year ago
“The Power of thirty minutes” is a quick and concise summary of the popular book, “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg, which discusses in detail habits and what every person should know about changing them. Supported by scientific studies, this summary takes the reader on a quick tour of how the brain forms habits, different types of habits, and concludes with how to change those habits. Small boxes of information throughout the chapters and end of chapter key points summarize Duhigg’s ideas and findings. Although some of the material seems speculative, it is delivered in a conversational manner which allows you as the reader to actively participate and bring your own habits to the table to examine. Introducing real life scenarios into each chapter, the author writes the book in terms which everybody, from a new mother to a CEO, can benefit. “The Power of thirty minutes” is a powerful reminder of why we as a society should take the time to examine our daily routines and ask ourselves questions about those routines. From social change to personal change, primitive habits to organizational habits, this book is a must read for anyone who wants to exercise a little more mastery over their habit forming tendencies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THE POWER OF HABIT IN 30 MINUTES by Charles Duhigg Review by Kevin S. The Power of Habit in 30 Minutes is a brief and succinct condensed version of Charles Duhigg’s full length volume. The slim volume, that can, indeed, be gone through in less than thirty minutes, briefly breaks down each chapter as well as the major points of Duhigg’s main argument that habits cannot be eliminated but only changed. The guide covers Duhigg’s breakdown of what a habit is and how its cycle of cues, or triggers, routines, and rewards can be altered and re-shaped to form what the author refers to as “good” or “successful” habits. The guide, also, covers Duhigg’s methodology, which is strictly approached from the view of Science and Science only. There are further explorations of Duhigg’s belief that habits are mere functions of neurobiology and that the more we understand neurobiology, the easier it will be for people to change certain habits.The guide explores certain organizational, societal, and individual examples of habits and how they seemingly were changed through reconditioning. The author also claims that important habits seem to be dependent on willpower and that willpower is not inherent but can be learned by anyone. For Duhigg, willpower is the key to individual and organizational ”.The guide effectively, if briefly, summarizes the full length book and an be productively used as an introduction to the arguments presented by Duhigg in his complete book.
clbay More than 1 year ago
A perfect afternoon read; short, quick and straight to the point! It very simply explains how habits, good and bad, can be altered to suit your desires, ultimately changing the outcome of your life. Since it´s short, it´s an easy read, and the concept is generally basic; the words and descriptions are easy to grasp, not getting lost in scientific jumble. The fast track version breaks down the main topics in the Charles Duhigg´s Bestseller, ultimately leaving you with only the facts and key examples of successful stories. The best thing about this smaller, shorter, and right to the point summary, is of course the clarity and the breakdown of the big idea, basically the Habit Loop; Cue, Routine, and Reward. As a reader, I valued the examples that were in each chapter summary, ranging from personal, political and business, it really helps you to remember the methods that are used to properly transform the bad habit into a good one. Small wins lead to small advantages, that lead us to better opportunities.