The following is part of our "Motley Fool Exclusive Interview" series.

In today's video, Fool.com analyst Austin Smith interviews acclaimed author and New York Times columnist Charles Duhigg about his recent book The Power of Habit and the iEconomy series he's written for the Times.

In today's discussion, Charles and Austin discuss everything from how companies tap into our habits for huge profits, to how tech companies can remain competitive in our changing world. It's a must-watch, with interesting lessons for business and life.

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