The guest on this week's nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show is Charles Duhigg, an award-winning reporter for The New York Times and author of the new book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. In this audio segment he shares how Procter & Gamble turned a failed product into a billion-dollar brand and why Target is so good at predicting what customers will buy next. Duhigg also highlights other retail giants as well as a gaming company that are among the best at analyzing consumer needs and desires.

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