Join us to discuss Charles Duhigg's New York Times best seller, The Power of Habit.
In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.
Along the way we learn why some people and companies struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others seem to remake themselves overnight. We visit laboratories where neuroscientists explore how habits work and where, exactly, they reside in our brains. We discover how the right habits were crucial to the success of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and civil-rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. We go inside Procter & Gamble, Target superstores, Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, NFL locker rooms, and the nation's largest hospitals and see how implementing so-called keystone habits can earn billions and mean the difference between failure and success, life and death.
At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.
Habits aren't destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
The session kicks off at 6.30pm and lasts approximately 1 and a half hours. An agenda with key questions arising from the text will be used to frame the discussion. It's a creative session where everyone is encouraged to contribute and share.
The conversation will spill over to a local bar for drinks.
Normally Pimlico Library order in the books for the group, but this month they didn't manage to. Get it from your local library, borrow it from a friend, or buy for yourself (it's worthy of a place in anyone's home library!). It's available here from Amazon. Kindle version also available.
Location & Travel
Pimlico Library is in a great location. Newly modernised, surround by bars and eateries, and just a 2 minute walk from Pimlico tube station. Victoria is also nearby and the library is served by a number of buses.
On arrival just ask at the library front desk to be pointed in the direction of our room.
If there are no more spaces do join the waiting list. Those down to attend may have to change their plans.