March 14, 2012
Charles Duhigg was inspired by the story of an army major who prevented a riot in Iraq simply by moving away some food vendors. So began a decade-long interest in habits, culminating in the bestselling The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. Since 2006, Duhigg has also been on staff at the New York Times and garnering a variety of awards.
(If you’re curious, the would-be rioters all dispersed around dinnertime because there were no kebabs to be had.)
Duhigg took some time on Saturday to talk about better habits for entrepreneurs at our SXSW #StartupLife Celebration. He explained how habits work and offered a few good habits for entrepreneurs to learn, such as willpower (especially useful in overcoming procrastination). Here’s the video:
You can find more of our coverage of the #StartupLife at SXSW here.
Editor’s Note: Thank you to Vitrue, a sponsor of our #Startuplife Celebration and Tech Cocktail’s special SXSW video series. Check out Vitrue’s live daily updates from SXSW!
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