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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business: Charles Duhigg: 3520700000553: Amazon.com

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business: Charles Duhigg: 3520700000553: Amazon.com
A Q&A with Author Charles Duhigg What sparked your interest in habits? I first became interested in the science of habits eight years ago, as a newspaper reporter in Baghdad, when I heard about an army major conducting an experiment in a small town named Kufa. The major had analyzed videotapes of riots and had found that violence was often preceded by a crowd of Iraqis gathering in a plaza and, over the course of hours, growing in size. Food vendors would show up, as well as spectators. Then, someone would throw a rock or a bottle.

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