The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Exclusive Interview" series. In this segment, 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.

We're in an interesting economic time right now. Some companies are soaring to record highs while our broader economy is skidding along with persistently high unemployment and low growth across the board. Duhigg looks at one reason why: Some of the biggest companies of today don't have the same job multiplier effect that the big corporations of yesterday used to command. See the video for more.