Habit forming starter kit

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I'm fascinated by people and should perhaps consider a second degree in psychology. For the last decade or so, I've immersed myself in the literature on behavior and habits. Both from a personal and product management perspective.

Occasionally I need to get someone up to speed on the matter, usually after a rant in the pub or a social media channel. So this will be the first digital garden post that I might re-visit now and then when I find something essential for people taking their first steps into purposeful restructuring of habits. Either their own or someone elses.


  • Hooked - How to Build Habit-Forming Products
    A big inspiration for how I approach incorporating habit-forming patterns in product development and the social responsibility that comes with it.
  • Atomic habits - An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
    Very hands-on methodology for people who like easy to grasp frameworks for hacking their lives.
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow
    I had to attack this one a couple of times before I managed to complete it. Eye opener regarding how we think.
  • Making Habits, Breaking Habits - How to Make Changes that Stick
    It's kind of been replaced by Atomic habits. Many of the same concepts but an older book. Still read it and enjoyed it at the time.
  • Tiny Habits - The Small Changes That Change Everything
    I have ready all the others, but this is still on my to-read list. So I don't know if it's any good. What I do know is that everything I've read online about BJ. Fogg's theory on motivational waves has had a massive impact on how I design products.

This should keep you busy for a few hours.
I might come back to this stub and include some more online material later.