The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg

You likely think it's a good habit to brush your teeth after every meal. Certainly the toothpaste companies do -- that's why they invented the habit for us. We'll look at how habits are exhibited, excised and exploited. It's anything but routine.

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The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg

Well, Billy Field at least got a hit single out of his bad habits. We played a bit of his 1981 tune.

Routine and repetition can ingrain some behaviours so deeply, we barely think about them. But there are researchers and companies that think about them a lot.

Charles Duhigg has taken a close look at the force of habit and how businesses learned what a lucrative force it is. He is an investigative reporter with the New York Times and the author of the new book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business. Charles Duhigg was in our Toronto studio.

This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.

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