8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Well written, enjoyable, but lacks good examples of applying the proposed framework for change,
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This review is from: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change (Paperback)
I was impressed by how well this book is written. The author made me think of Malcom Gladwell's writing. Captivating, insightful.
Charles Duhigg is a very good writer, who writes in a way that keeps you wanting to continue reading and, at the same time, take time aside to reflect on your own life and how you can apply what you are learning while reading this book
The subject is extremely insteresting and I would gladly recommend it for anyone looking to change something in their lives, at work or somewhere else, togheter with "Switch" from Chip and Dan Heath. Switch: How to change things when change is hard
On the not so great side, and here's the reason why I don't give it 5 stars, the practical side of the book can truly be improved. The real-life author's example of how a habit can be changed applying the framework of the book is good to understanding concepts, but changing the habit of eating a cookie in the afternoon is generally not a problem for most people. I would have preferred something more practical like the 1-page "How to make a switch" from the Heath brothers or a few more real-life examples of application of Duhigg's framework on harder-to-change habits.
All in all, good book. I can only highly recommend it. I enjoyed reading it.