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About Charles Duhigg

businessman and self-help coach

Charles Duhigg is a successful businessman and self-help coach as well as a motivational speaker and podcast host.

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What is Charles Duhigg’s Net Worth

$2 Million Dollars

When was Charles Born

1974, New Mexico, United States

Introduction to Charles Duhigg My Story

Charles Duhigg is a successful businessman and self-help coach. The 46 year-old, born in 1974, is a popular American author as well as a motivational speaker and podcast host.

He is most known for his motivational attitude and books in the self-help genre. His most popular books are The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change and Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, published in 2012 and 2016 respectively. Charles has also spent several years on the New York Times bestseller list and been awarded the Pulitzer-Prize for literary excellence.

“Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, but they’re not. They’re habits.” – Charles Duhigg

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Charles Duhigg Personal History

Charles Duhigg is American born and bred, living his early years in New Mexico, with his family. After a relatively normal childhood, Charles went on to attend Yale University in 1993. The academically gifted author graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History in 1997.

Following this, 4 years later the now successful podcast host and influential speaker enrolled in Harvard Business School in 2001. He graduated two years later in 2003, with a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

After graduating, the business minded academic went on to be involved in a series of businesses as well as writing. But something was missing for Charles. He began researching productivity and determined the best way to understand this more was to chat to highly productive people. He started by emailing an influential author who he admired, called Atul Gawande.

Charles Duhigg started his journey into self-help writer and motivational speaker after his first interaction with this expert. The reason behind this being Atul had let Charles know he was busy with other commitments instead of meeting with him to talk about the topic. Understanding this, Charles accepted it and continued work. Later Charles learnt that the ‘commitments’ he was busy with were indeed a family trip and a dinner with his wife.

After hearing about this, Charles who at the time worked 7 days a week, understood that productivity was key, and knowing the secrets of experts like Atul he could not only change his own life but those around him, and later millions of others! Nowadays, Charles Duhigg lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and children.

Charles Duhigg Professional Career

After achieving his MBA and understanding the key principles of productivity from businessman and productivity guru Atul Gawande, Charles kicked off his career writing for the New York Times, where he stayed for just over a decade! At which point he won the Pulitzer prize for Explanatory Reporting for a series of 10 articles he wrote for the New York Times in 2013.

Charles also worked for the Los Angeles Times for a short period of time. Nowadays he writes for the New York Times Magazine on a freelance basis.

In addition to his success as a journalist, he is most known for his two New York Times bestselling books. The first of which being the Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business which was published in 2012. This book argues that the key to getting everything done you want to in life, whether that’s losing weight or building a business, can be achieved by understanding and learning about habits. This book spent 3 years on the New York Times bestseller list.

The second of Charles Duhigg’s books is called Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business and was published in 2016. His second New York Times bestselling novel digs deeper into the science of productivity and the power of thoughts. The book is set out into 8-key concepts including motivation, decision making and behavioural economics.

Charles Duhigg Teaching and Events

Since the beginning of his career in 2007, Charles has won many notable awards including: Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal (2009), United States National Academies National Academies Communication Award (2010) and the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting (2013).

In addition to his literary success and awards, Charles has spoken to many different types of audiences at live events. He has lectured to all types of audiences from MIT students to Art and Science Fair goers. His speaking events have been so successful that participants have fed back that these talks have made them ‘rethink their entire world’.

His talk are on topics such as: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business and
Idea Brokers and Creative Desperation—Boosting the Creative Process.

Following his publications and success on stage, the experienced self help expert launched an Apple Podcast called How To!. Through this, he listens to viewers queries and helps provide answers from a productive point of view.

Charles Duhigg Books & Publications

Charles Duhigg has written a number of best selling books

Self Help

The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit It explores the science behind habit creation and reformation. The book reached the best seller list for The New York Times 

Self Help

Smarter Faster Better

Charles Duhigg brings a fascinating new book exploring the science of productivity, in today’s world, managing how you think–rather than what you think

What Can Charles Duhigg Do For You Personally







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