The Power of Habit Reviews

Our last book giveaway, The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg, was a terrific success. We gave away 15 copies  and got some terrific reviews back from our readers. Good habits are hard to make. And bad habits are even harder to break. We hope you will make a habit of subscribing to our newsletter and keeping in touch. On to the book reviews:

Hi Alex, 

Thank you for the book. I have read it and enjoyed it. 

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg is an engaging read that examines the human machinery behind our habits. Underlying our actions are behavior patterns that have grown over time through the way our mind makes associations. In 1892, William James, the famous philosopher/ psychologist, said that our life is but a mass of habits. And in 21st Century, Mr. Duhigg, with in-depth illustrations and a simple model, teaches us how the habits function through cues, behavior patterns, and rewards. This book is both theoretical and practical. It’s covers the power of habits from many angles (ethics, influencing forces, learning, neurology, and business, etc.), and sharply concludes that we can change our habits. If you coach people, help lead change, or are trying hard to improve your own effectiveness, then I highly recommend this book.


Hi Alex. I’ve started reading the book and I really like it so far. The insights on the psychology of developing habits are very interesting, and I’m looking forward to reading about how that is applied to the business world. It is a well written book to this point and I am sure that many others will get a lot out of the book as well.
David Gargaro
Consulting Editor
I enjoyed it. I threw a 5-star review on Amazon. Great storytelling. 
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About the author

Alex is a pioneer in using the cloud to meet the needs of small and medium sized business (SMBs) and membership-based organizations. He has a BSc in computer science from the University of Michigan and has worked as a product manager at two Internet startups. Alex is a father of 2 and plays the trumpet for fun. He is the founder and the president of the University of Michigan Alumni Club of Toronto.