The Power of Habit

by Charles Duhigg

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The Power of Habit

by Charles Duhigg


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  • Have A Care about Using Data

    Consider the case of Target, a major retailer, who turned to their statisticians to ask if they can predict when women were pregnant before it was public knowledge, and they were signing up for moms-only mailing lists and maternity specials. All retailers could easily track when customers have had a

  • Changing Old Habits

    There is a Golden Rule of Habit Change and that is: You can't get rid of a bad habit. You can only change it; to do this you keep the old cue and the old reward but you change the routine. Interestingly, belief is a key principle that has made Alcoholics Anonymous a famous, widely studied organiza

  • Can We Be Held Responsible for Our Habits?

    Why do we say that someone with gambling or drug addiction is at fault… or they “should’ve done better” ... Gambling can start out as an innocent activity from time to time. It was a little window of excitement once in a while for Angie Bachmann. But as her emotions got tied in, it became an emoti

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