My name is Charles Duhigg, and I’m a reporter for The New York Times. I’m also the author of a forthcoming book from Random House, The Power of Habit, about the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies.
I’ve worked at the Times since 2006. I’m currently working on a series about Apple named “The iEconomy,” and before that, I contributed to other series, including “Golden Opportunities” (which received the George Polk Award, the Sidney Hillman Award and a Deadline Award), “The Reckoning,” (which won the Loeb and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), and “Toxic Waters,” (which received The Scripps Howard National Journalism Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Medal, the National Academies’ reporting award and others.)
I’m a native of New Mexico and I studied history at Yale and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Before becoming a journalist, I worked in private equity and – for one terrifying day – was a bike messenger in San Francisco. I have appeared on This American Life, N.P.R., The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and Frontline.