Charles Duhigg is the bestselling author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, which explores the science of habit formation in our lives, organizations and societies.
In his keynote, The Power of Habit, Duhigg begins by exploring the science of habit formation, illustrating why we do what we do and how we can change it. He explains why the most powerful habits have emotional cores, and how tweaking even one habit can have staggering effects.
Duhigg is a Pulitzer prize-winning investigative reporter for the business section of The New York Times, where he contributes to the newspaper and the The New York Times Magazine. He has authored or contributed to multiple series, including "The Reckoning" (2008), which studied the causes and outcomes of the financial crisis, and "The iEconomy", which examined the global economy through the lens of Apple, and which won the 2013 Pulitzer prize in explanatory journalism.
The Power of Habit spent 168 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. In addition to his writing and reporting, Duhigg is a regular contributor to television and radio, including the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Frontline, Dr. Oz and various programs on CNBC and NPR. Before becoming a journalist, he worked in private equity and founded a health care company in his home state of New Mexico (and, for one terrifying day in 1999, was a bike messenger in San Francisco). He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and Yale College.