Charles Duhigg (born 1974) is an American journalist and non-fiction author. He was a reporter for The New York Times, currently writes for The New Yorker Magazine, and is the author of two books on habits and productivity, titled The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business and Smarter Faster Better. In 2013, Duhigg was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for a series of 10 articles on the business practices of Apple and other technology companies.
Duhigg is a former Los Angeles Times staff writer. Between 2006 and 2017, he was a reporter at The New York Times. He currently writes for The New Yorker Magazine and other publications. Duhigg led a team of New York Times reporters who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for a series of 10 articles about the business practices of Apple and other technology companies. Duhigg wrote or co-wrote the series Toxic Waters and Golden Opportunities and was part of the team that wrote The Reckoning.
Duhigg's book about the science of habit formation, titled The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life, and Business, was published by Random House on February 28, 2012. An extract was published in The New York Times entitled "How Companies Learn Your Secrets." The Power of Habit has spent over three years on The New York Times's bestseller lists. He is also the author of Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, which was released on March 8, 2016. It became a New York Times Best Seller on March 27, 2016.