Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg is the best-selling 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, companies and societies. His presentations are both descriptive and prescriptive, and speak to a wide range of groups from the fields of science, medicine, business and education. Charles is a prize-winning investigative reporter for the business section of The New York Times, where he contributes to the newspaper and the Times Magazine. He has authored or contributed to “The Reckoning” (2008), which studied the causes and outcomes of the financial crisis, “Toxic Waters” (2009), about the worsening pollution in American waters and this year’s “The iEconomy,” examining Apple’s in manufacturing and overseas, and what it tells us about the American economy. His work was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009, and has won the George Polk Award (2007), the Gerald Loeb Award (2008), the National Journalism Award (2009) and other honors.

In addition to his reporting, Charles 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, Charles worked in private equity and founded a health care company in his home state of New Mexico. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and Yale College.