The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business - 5. Starbucks and the Habit of Success Summary & Analysis

Charles Duhigg
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5. Starbucks and the Habit of Success Summary and Analysis

Travis Leach was raised by drug addicts, and had a very difficult childhood. He dropped out of high school at sixteen, got small jobs he found difficult to keep because he has great difficulties getting along with people. Finally, he gets a job at Starbucks, and after a short period of time becomes very successful. Starbucks' training courses are extraordinarily good.

An experiment conducted with children presented them with a marshmallow. The kids were told they could have two marshmallows if they waited to eat the first. The ones that managed to wait showed much more success later on in school and life. Researchers studied willpower after this study. One of these researchers, Mark Muraven, realized that willpower fluctuates from day to day. He presents hungry graduate students with a bowl...

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