About Charles Duhigg

In 2013 Charles Duhigg was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting as a member of The New York Times staff for the series “The iEconomy,” which examined Apple’s manufacturing practices overseas and what they can tell us about the state of the American economy today. Duhigg is also the winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism, and George Polk awards, and a frequent contributor to television and radio, including the PBS Newshour, Frontline, Dr. Oz, This American Life, and various programs on CNBC and NPR. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Business School.

Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. The book contains specific strategies that can transform lives and workplaces. It details scientific studies on boosting willpower, replacing bad habits, and revolutionizing companies’ productivity.

Duhigg’s journalistic accomplishments as an investigative reporter for The New York Times have made him an in-demand speaker for organizations such as the UCLA School of Management, M.I.T., The Johnson Foundation, and Pasadena’s AxS art and science festival. Full of compelling narratives, Duhigg’s lectures draw on insights from the likes of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Super Bowl–winning football coach Tony Dungy, and Bob Bowman, coach of Olympic legend Michael Phelps.

Praise for The Power of Habit:

“Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”
Financial Times

“Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”
The New York Times Book Review