Born in New Mexico in 1974, Charles Duhigg graduated from Yale University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. In February 2012, his book, The Power of Habits: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business was published by Random House and quickly became a bestseller. The book went on to be on the New York Times’ bestseller list for 60 weeks.
Duhigg joined Times in 2006 and has won numerous awards since then. He won the George Polk Award in 2007, got awarded the Hillman Prize in 2008, won the Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal in 2009, and also earned the recognition from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. He was a reporter and a senior editor with New York Times.
And in 2013, Charles Duhigg worked with his team on researching topics on Apple, a series that examined the effect on global economy. The team went deep into studying the manufacturing of the iPhone and the iPad in China, and named the series of 10 articles, “The iEconomy” has won a Pulitzer Prize. He also contributed to other series such as “Toxic Water”, “The Reckoning”, and “Golden Opportunities”.
Before Duhigg joined Times, he was a featured business writer at The Los Angeles Times, where he wrote for the outdoors section and covered the media and entertainment industries for the business section. He has also appeared on The American Life, N.P.R., Frontline, and The Newshour with Jim Lehrer. From 2003 to 2006 when Duhigg was with Los Angeles Times, he also reported from Iraq about the American military operations.
And recently, in March 2016, Charles Duhigg released another book, Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive In Life and Business and the book also became New York Times’ bestseller.