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Charles Duhigg graduated from Harvard Business School and Yale College. He is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. He won the George Polk Award and the National Academies of Science Award. He is a contributor to NPR, This American Life, and Frontline. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What show more We Do in Life and Business is his first book. His title Smarter Faster Better made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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The Best Business Writing 2013 (2013) — Contributor — 14 copies

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Birthdate
1974
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
New Mexico, USA
Places of residence
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Education
Yale College (AB|History)
Harvard Business School (MBA)
Occupations
journalist
Organizations
The New York Times

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Right, THAT'S why I don't read generic business popsci self help books.
 
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caedocyon | 233 other reviews | Feb 23, 2024 |
Terrific book. I have a whole new outlook on coupons I get from Kroger and Target.
 
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dhenn31 | 233 other reviews | Jan 24, 2024 |
I thought this was a pretty good book, although much of the research in it is available elsewhere. But I found the chapter headings so useful that I thought of incorporating them into a meeting with myself every morning before I go to work. I get so distracted with a steady stream of demands on my time that I end up spending very little time during the day on long-term thinking, or taking concrete steps toward strategic objectives. For some years now I have carefully written up a To-Do list at the end of the day for things I must get done. This reduces anxiety at the end of the day and helps me sleep. But it does little to keep my eye on ongoing objectives for which there are many paths I must pursue. And it gets harder to do now in my early 60's.

Motivation. Teams. Focus. Goal Setting. Managing Others. Decision Making. Innovation. Absorbing Data.

I almost think I want to print these themes out and hang them on the wall. For me and for my employees. If I'm not doing this stuff, or, better yet, if what I do on a daily basis does not incorporate these things, I am probably accomplishing only only short term goals and not managing for the big picture.

Instead I stand there and do the easy stuff, stuff that doesn't much accrue to the value of the firm.

Perhaps the theme which struck closest to home for me was that of Absorbing Data. I think we spend so much time gathering good data that there is hardly any thought to using the data for anything other than transaction processing. It costs so much money to create the data (including staff time creating it, software licenses and maintenance fees, data storage and security, training time) I need to spend way more time using it.

What a waste of talent.

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