Charles Duhigg, bestselling business writer, to discuss his new book "Smarter, Faster, Better" March 21, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for "The New York Times" and bestselling author to appear at UAlbany

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ALBANY, NY (03/08/2016)(readMedia)-- Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter for The New York Times and bestselling author, will discuss his most recent work Smarter, Faster, Better, which explores the science of productivity, on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Washington Avenue, on UAlbany's Downtown Campus. Free and open to the public, the events are cosponsored by the New York State Writers Institute and UAlbany's School of Business.

Charles Duhigg, a reporter for The New York Times since 2006, was part of a team writing a series titled "The iEconomy" about Apple, and the company's influence within the U.S. and abroad. That series won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism.

Duhigg's book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (2012), about the science of habit formation, spent over 60 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. The New York Times Book Review called the book "Entertaining...enjoyable...fascinating...a serious look at the science of habit formation and change." The Financial Times said "Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good."

In his new book, Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business (2016), Duhigg explores the science of productivity, and why, in today's world, managing how you think – rather than what you think about – can transform your life. Kirkus Review described the book as "revealing, brightly written ... Duhigg shows an uncanny ability to find just the right exciting example of productivity-boosting methods, leaving readers to nod in recognition that they might act in the same way to improve their lives and work."

Duhigg has received a number of awards, including the George Polk Award, The Scripps Howard National Journalism Award, a Loeb Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors' Medal, the National Academies' reporting award, the investigative reporting award from the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the 2009 Science in Society Journalism Award. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Duhigg is a frequent commentator on television and radio including PBS NewsHour, Frontline, Dr. Oz, This American Life, and on various programs on CNBC and NPR.

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