Friday, December 21, 2012

The power of habit - Author

Charles Duhigg (born 1974) is a reporter at The New York Times, where he writes for the business section. Prior to joining the staff of the New York Times in 2006, he was a staff writer of the Los Angeles Times.

Duhigg is a native of New Mexico and he lives now in Brooklyn, New York City. He studied history at Yale University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

He contributed to many series that received many awards, such us ”Golden Opportunities”, ”The Reckoning” and ”Toxic Waters”. He is currently working on a series about Apple named The iEconomy.

Duhigg's book about the science of habit formation, titled “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business”, was published by Random House on February 28, 2012. An extract was published in New York Times entitled "How Companies Learn Your Secrets."


  • 2007 - George Polk Award
  • 2007 - Heywood Broun Award
  • 2008 - Hillman Prize
  • 2008 - Gerald Loeb Award
  • 2009 - Scripps Howard National Journalism Award
  • 2009 - Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal
  • 2010 - National Academy of Sciences Reporting Award
  • 2010 - Society of Environmental Journalists Investigative Reporting Award
  • Awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Deadline Awards, and the John B. Oakes Awards.


  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. Published in February of 2012 by Random House.

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Rachida KHTIRA

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