As consultants, you find yourselves spending many hours in the air or awaiting departure. For many of you, this time serves as a window of opportunity to get a little extra work done or organize your personal affairs. But on occasion, we all like to pick up an interesting read. This month the Healthcare IS team would like to share one of our favorite new reads, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business.
This intriguing book, written by Charles Duhigg, explores the intricacies of the human brain and how our wiring shapes the habits in our lives. It’s been extremely well received, earning rave reviews in the likes of The New York Times Book Review, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Wired. Not only does it provide deep understanding of the neurology and psychology of habits, but it also walks us through a series of relatable occurrences that changed the lives of particular individuals.
“[Duhigg] makes his case by presenting fascinating stories and case histories. Readers will learn how and why Target can tell which of its female customers are pregnant, even before they have told their friends and family; how Rick Warren went from a depressed minister of a small congregation to the leader of one of the biggest megachurches in the world; why Rosa Parks’s refusal to give up her seat started a movement when similar refusals by others had not; and why a 1987 fire in a London Underground station failed to be contained, leading to the deaths of 31 people.” — TIMOTHY D. WILSON, NY Times
Let us know if you enjoy this read, or feel free to share with us some of your recent favorites that you’ve enjoyed while traveling!
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