Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg (born 1974) is a Pulitzer-prize winning American journalist and non-fiction author. He was a reporter for The New York Times and is the author of two books on habits and productivity, titled The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business and Smarter Faster Better.

Charles Duhigg
Charles Duhigg at TechCocktail in 2012
Charles Duhigg at TechCocktail in 2012
(photo by Geoff Livingston)
Born1974 (age 44–45)
Alma materYale University (1993-1997, History)
Harvard Business School (2001-2003, MBA)
OccupationJournalist, Author
EmployerThe New York Times
Known forWriting, Journalism

Early life

Charles Duhigg was born in 1974 in New Mexico. He graduated from Yale University and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.[1]


Duhigg is a former Los Angeles Times staff writer. Between 2006 and 2017, he was a reporter at The New York Times.[2] He currently writes for The New York Times Magazine and other publications.

Duhigg was one of a team of New York Times reporters who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for a series of 10 articles about the business practices of Apple and other technology companies.[3][4] Duhigg wrote or co-wrote the series Toxic Waters,[5] Golden Opportunities,[6] and was part of the team that wrote The Reckoning.[7]

Duhigg's book about the science of habit formation, titled The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business,[8] was published by Random House on February 28, 2012. An extract was published in The New York Times entitled "How Companies Learn Your Secrets." [9] The Power of Habit has spent over three years on The New York Times's bestseller lists.

He is also the author of Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business,[10] which was released on March 8, 2016. It became a New York Times Best Seller on March 27, 2016.[11]

Personal life

Duhigg resides in Brooklyn, New York City.[12]



  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business[26][27][28]
  • Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business


  1. ^ "Alumni Magazine". Harvard Business School. Charles Duhigg (MBA ’03)
  2. ^ "Charles Duhigg". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
  3. ^ "The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners - Explanatory Reporting". Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  4. ^ "2013 Journalism Pulitzer Winners". New York Times. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  5. ^ Duhigg, Charles. "Toxic Waters - Series". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Duhigg, Charles. "Golden Opportunities - Series". The New York Times.
  7. ^ Goodman, Peter S.; Morgenson, Gretchen. "The Reckoning - Series". The New York Times.
  8. ^ ISBN 978-1-4000-6928-6
  9. ^ Duhigg, Charles (February 16, 2012). "How Companies Learn Your Secrets". The New York Times.
  10. ^ ISBN 978-0812993394
  11. ^ "Bestseller List". March 27, 2016.
  12. ^ a b "B'klyn Writer Wins Award For Series on Senior Citizens". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. June 4, 2008. Retrieved May 4, 2010.
  13. ^ "Slain California editor posthumously honoured with George Polk Award". The Hindu. Chennai, India. February 19, 2008. Retrieved May 4, 2010.
  14. ^ "Honors" (fee required). The Washington Post. March 13, 2008. Retrieved May 4, 2010.
  15. ^ "2008 Gerald Loeb Award Winners Announced by UCLA Anderson School of Management". Fast Company. October 28, 2011. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  16. ^ "Scripps Howard Foundation Announces National Journalism Awards Winners". Scripps Howard Foundation. March 12, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-05-01. Retrieved May 4, 2010.
  17. ^ "Complete List of Investigative Reporters and Editors Winners and Finalists". Editor & Publisher. March 29, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2010.
  18. ^ "Loeb Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. June 29, 2009. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  19. ^ "2010 Communication Awards". October 14, 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2010.
  20. ^ "Winners: SEJ 9th Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment". October 17, 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2010.
  21. ^ "SABEW Names Winners in the Best in Business Contest". Wireless News. March 26, 2009. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2010. (Subscription required (help)).
  22. ^ "New York Times Wins Big at Deadline Club Awards Dinner". Retrieved November 1, 2010.
  23. ^ "Past Winners of the Oakes Award". Columbia Journalism School. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  24. ^ "The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners - Explanatory Reporting". Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  25. ^ "2013 Journalism Pulitzer Winners". New York Times. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  26. ^ "How You Can Harness 'The Power Of Habit'", Morning Edition, NPR Radio, February 27, 2012
  27. ^ Duhigg, Charles (February 16, 2012). "How Companies Learn Your Secrets". The New York Times.
  28. ^ USA Today March 2, 2012 page B1 "Even the signs have eyes these days"

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Act 2: Act One – Ira Glass

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Act 2: Eurotopia

Act 3: Ooh, I Shouldn't Have Done That!

Act 4: Do-Over

Act 5: What's a Greek Accountant Got to Do with Me?

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Episode 457 – "What I Did for Love"

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Act 2: 21 Chump Street

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Act 4: Fantastic Mr. Fox – Jeanne Darst

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Episode 459 – "What Kind of Country"

Act 1: The Sound of Sirens

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Episode 460 – "Retraction"

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Act 2: Mike's Account

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Act 2: Pac Men

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Act 2: The Conversation

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Act 1: Act One

Act 2: Act Two

Episode 466 – "Blackjack"

Act 1: Render Unto Caesar's Palace What Is Due to Caesar's Palace

Act 2: Harrah's Today, Gone Tomorrow

Episode 467 – "Americans in China"

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Episode 468 – "Switcheroo"

Act 1: Healthy Start

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Act 3: Runaway Groom

Episode 469 – "Hiding in Plain Sight"

Act 1: There's Something About Mary

Act 2: Objects May Be Closer Than They Appear

Act 3: Seven Year Snitch

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Episode 471 – "The Convert"

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Episode 472 – "Our Friend David"

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116. Poultry Slam 1998

241. 20 Acts in 60 Minutes

156. What Remains

208. Office Politics

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470. Show Me the Way – with Jonathan Goldstein

389. Frenemies

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Act 1: Death Takes a Policy

Episode 474 – "Back to School"

Act 1: No, These Things Will Not Be on the Final Exam

Act 2: Act Two

Episode 475 – "Send a Message"

Act 1: The Motherhood of the Traveling Pants

Act 2: Message in a Bottle

Act 3: Soul Sister

Act 4: Worst Mixtape Ever

Episode 476 – "What Doesn't Kill You"

Act 1: Too Soon?

Act 2: Just Keep Breathing

Act 3: A Real Nail Biter

Act 4: The Year After

Episode 477 – "Getting Away With It"

Act 1: Take Your Kid to Work Day

Act 2: Get Away with It After the Beep

Act 3: Crime and Tutus

Act 4: Pre K-O

Episode 478 – "Red State Blue State"

Act 1: I Know You Are, but What Am I?

Act 2: Nothing in Moderation

Episode 479 – "Little War on the Prairie"

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Act 2: Act Two

Episode 480 – "Animal Sacrifice"

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Act 2: Run Rabbit. No, Really, Run!

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Episode 481 – "This Week"

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Act 2: Tucson, Arizona

Act 3: Washington, D.C.

Act 4: New Orleans, LA

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