In this brief Charles Duhigg speech, the New York Times business reporter and author of the upcoming book 'The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business' discusses his journey into neurology, which began with his own personal desire to change his habitual routines for the better.
Duhigg speaks to his experience working as a reporter in Iraq, where the military stopped riots from taking place by removing kabob stands from plazas. According to Duhigg, the Iraq military is a "habit formation experiment," constantly working to manipulate their own habits and the habits of others. Evidently, the military found that when the kabob stands were gone, the plazas would empty as people would need to go home to eat when they got hungry, ending the riots.
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Charles Duhigg Keynotes
The speeches by Charles Duhigg delve into the implications of habit-formation and how their presence...