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Katy Milkman

How to Change

by Katy Milkman

How to Change

Katy Milkman

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In How to Change, award-winning economist and professor Katy Milman reveals proven strategies for achieving your goals by understanding your barriers to change.

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How to Change

by Katy Milkman

How to Change

Katy Milkman

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Katy Milkman is an award-winning professor and economist who has devoted her career to studying behavior change. In this book, Milkman draws on her own research and the work she has done in collaboration with some of the world's best economists, computer scientists, and doctors. Milkman shares proven strategies for identifying specific barriers to change, understanding the effect of these barriers on your efforts, and developing tailor-made plans to overcome them.

How to Change offers science-backed methods for achieving your goals and helping others achieve theirs. Milkman's work helped boost academic achievement, increase volunteer turnout at nonprofits, and cut down on wasteful expenditure at hospitals. People have used her systems to help them save more, improve their diets, and establish an exercise habit.

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"People have a remarkable ability to ignore their own failures. We latch on to fresh starts and other reasons to stay upbeat, which may help us get out of bed in the morning, but can prevent us from approaching change in the smartest possible way."

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