Brené with Charles Duhigg
on Habits and Productivity
In this episode, as I’m writing a book and thinking about habits that are getting in my way of being more productive, I call upon Charles Duhigg, who is a New York Times bestselling author on habits and productivity with The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business. We talk about how we are in an interesting time to think big picture about what we’re doing well and what we’d like to work on, and what he believes is the “greatest productivity app” that we can all access for free.
Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit has spent three years on the New York Times Bestseller list, and his latest bestselling book is Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business. Duhigg is a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, and currently writes for The New Yorker. He is the founding host of the “How To!” podcast with Slate Magazine and the recipient of the George Polk award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and other honors. He was also, for one terrifying day in 1999, a bike messenger in San Francisco. Charles is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
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