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Book Recommendation: The Power of Habit

habitOur first book recommendation of 2014 comes to us from Dr. Lillian Barden, who came to work one day last week very enthusiastic about it.   The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg, is a New York Times bestseller.  Here’s the amazon.com description:

“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 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.”

Amazon also reports that it was named “one of the best books of the year” by the Wall Street Journal.  Thanks, Dr. Barden, for the recommendation!

Want to see other books recommended by faculty or students? Click on the “book recommendation” link under “categories” in the column on the right of this post.  Have a book you’d like to share?  Let us know… we love good book recommendations!

Image courtesy amazon.com

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