As part of our ongoing Virtual Chat series, we’re kicking off a 2021 Extension Foundation Book Club. On a quarterly basis, we’ll host a one-hour moderated virtual chat to discuss that quarter’s book selection.
Our first Book Club selection is an ideal read for January. Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results, by James Clear, focuses on the science of building small habits to create compounding beneficial effects over time. The book has received rave reviews, appearing on these renowned bestseller lists: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Amazon Charts, and Audible. It’s been published in more than 20 languages.
Here’s the book description:
“An atomic habitis a regular practice or routine that is not only small and easy to do but is also the source of incredible power; a component of the system of compound growth. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.”
Our moderator for the Atomic Habitsdiscussion is Scott Reed, PhD. Scott is the emeritus Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University, where he was responsible for directing Cooperative Extension. He also served as a Professor of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management. Scott currently serves as an Extension Foundation catalyst.
Our host is Rose Hayden-Smith, Extension Foundation’s digital engagement specialist and an emerita Cooperative Extension academic with the University of California ANR.