IRVING, Texas (February 13, 2019)
Duhigg will address one of the insurance industry's greatest challenges: boosting growth and profitability while creating more-efficient workflows. He has written two books on the science of productivity, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, and Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity.
Duhigg's research has centered on professionals, leaders and organizations that have "achieved success by focusing on the patterns that shape every aspect of our lives," he writes.
Mike Foy, chairman of NetVU, noted, "Absolutely everyone has habits they can improve. But as insurance professionals, eliminating our bad habits and forming good ones can positively impact our customers' experience. Charles Duhigg has studied and written about this very topic. All attendees at Accelerate will benefit from his compelling insights."
Writes Duhigg: "Put simply, 'productivity' is the name we give our attempts to figure out the best uses of our energy, intellect, and time as we try to seize the most meaningful rewards with the least wasted effort. It's a process of learning how to succeed with less stress and struggle ... getting things done without sacrificing everything we care about along the way."
Duhigg was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting focusing on Apple for the iEconomy series in The New York Times. His work also has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker and The Atlantic.
With a degree in history from Yale and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Duhigg has appeared on weekly National Public Radio program/podcast This American Life, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and Frontline.
NetVU is an independent national member organization committed to providing industry advocacy, world-class education and networking to more than 25,000 insurance agencies, carriers and MGAs, and more than 500,000 users of Vertafore solutions. NetVU's leaders envision a thriving, profitable insurance industry fueled by vibrant, efficient firms that fully leverage everything Vertafore's products have to offer.
About Accelerate, powered by NetVU
Accelerate, powered by NetVU, is the largest gathering of Vertafore users and insurance industry professionals from across the independent agent channel. In addition to unparalleled networking opportunities and hands-on customer support, attendees receive highly effective education that has a direct impact on their operational efficiency and professional development.
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