New York Times Bestselling Author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better
Duhigg melds cutting-edge science, deep reporting, and wide-ranging stories to give us a fuller, more human way of thinking about how productivity actually happens.
Charles Duhigg was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting as a member of The New York Times staff for the series “The iEconomy,” which examined Apple’s manufacturing practices overseas and what those practices can tell us about the American economy. Duhigg is also the winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism, and George Polk awards, and a frequent contributor to television and radio, including PBS NewsHour, Frontline, Dr. Oz, This American Life and various programs on CNBC and NPR. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and Yale College.
Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business has spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. The book contains specific strategies that can transform lives and workplaces. It details scientific studies on boosting willpower, replacing bad habits, and revolutionizing companies’ productivity. Duhigg’s latest book, Smarter, Faster, Better (March 2016), applies the same relentless curiosity, deep reporting, and rich storytelling of The Power of Habit to explore the science of productivity. Duhigg illustrates his concept with compelling case studies from the U.S. Marine Corps, the FBI, and the Disney Animation team behind Frozen, among many others.
Duhigg’s inventive and practical books and his accomplishments as an investigative reporter for The New York Times have made him an in-demand speaker for organizations such as the UCLA School of Management, M.I.T., The Johnson Foundation and the Pasadena Art and Science Festival. Full of compelling narratives, Duhigg’s lectures draw on insights from the likes of Howard Schultz (Starbucks CEO), Tony Dungy (Super Bowl-winning football coach), and Bob Bowman (coach of Olympic legend Michael Phelps).
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The Benefits of Becoming a Subversive RebelCharles Duhigg
There’s a huge amount of literature on how important and healthy it is for people to see themselves as subversives.
The Vicious Cycle of Punishing YourselfCharles Duhigg
One of the big lessons is that if you want to create habits, you need to stop punishing yourself for doing the right thing.
How to Reward Yourself to Inspire CreativityCharles Duhigg
So there’s a lot of research about how you create the environment for innovation and create the creativity. There’s many different ways. Some people work better in teams and there’s other people that work better on their own.
Why You Should Choose The Job That Will Kick You in the HeadCharles Duhigg
The absolute best advice is that if you’re a recent graduate and you’re trying to figure out where to go is to go to the place that will challenge you the most.
The Best Way to Make a Radical Change Mid-CareerCharles Duhigg
So I guess there’s actually two questions there.
How Good Advertising Can Teach Us About OurselvesCharles Duhigg
I think the characteristics that make for great marketing is deeply understanding whatever you’re trying to sell and deeply understanding why people would want to buy it.
How to be a Successful Company in the Next 5 YearsCharles Duhigg
I think at this point it’s difficult to argue against the thesis that we’re living in period of economic change that in retrospect will probably be as significant as the changes brought by the industrial revolution and the agrarian revolution before that.
How to Become a Nurturing LeaderCharles Duhigg
One of the best things you can do as a leader is to help people understand their own behavioral patterns. We tend to think of work as a place that is highly rational.
One of the Most Influential Marketing Campaigns of Our TimeCharles Duhigg
This is a weird answer, but I think one of the most influential marketing campaigns I’ve ever seen is the campaign for literacy.
Articles by Charles Duhigg
Top 4 Lessons: The Art of SalesCharles Duhigg
1. Train Yourself to Think Differently Instead of trying to multitask all the time like everyone else, try establishing a contemplative routine. Thinking more deeply about your goals and priorities allows you to zone in and act more effectively.
Which Habits Should I Focus On?Charles Duhigg
Where should a would-be habit master start? When I was reporting my book, The Power of Habit, this question was always at the back of my mind.
Q&A with Charles DuhiggCharles Duhigg
In the book you talk about how forming habits can help us save energy and brainpower. Does that mean habits make us more efficient? Absolutely. It’s a way for our brain to seek out an opportunity to achieve the same behaviour with less energy expenditure and less thought assigned to it.
Previous Events featuring Charles Duhigg
Conference Summary: The Art of Sales - Toronto 2016The Art Of
On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016, more than 1,000 sales leaders from across Canada gathered in Toronto to be a part of The Art of Sales. This year's lineup included Jeffrey Gitomer, Tiffani Bova, Ron Tite, Cathy Salit, Charles Duhigg, and Jay Baer.
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