The Power of Habit

by Wojciech Adam Koszek   ⋅   Feb 7, 2014   ⋅   Menlo Park, CA

Great book on achieving success in various domains thanks to the proper habit formation. You figure out the target, you form a habit which gets you to the target closer by small step and you stick to it. And the science behind all that. Worth read.

Power of Habit outlines just that: what can be achieved if you restructure your life slightly and align your daily habits to planned targets. I believe it’s from The Power of Habits that I learned about Slow Practice Will Get You There Faster, which is still on my reading list, yet sounds very promising.

The power of very small incremental improvement through the habit which is touched in Duhigg’s book reminded me continuous improvement from the Lean thinking school of Japanese Toyota engineers.

Probably the most interesting part to me was learning about the Target’s data-science division, where the big data processing on customer data happens, and when the sale optimization based on the data is performed. I wasn’t aware that Target’s paper advertising may be targeted towards the individual, but now that I think about it, it makes a lot of sense.

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About the author: I'm Wojciech Adam Koszek. I like software, business and design. Poland native. In Bay Area since 2010.   More about me