Kavi Yourdon was born in Nepal and grew up in the capital city of Kathmandu. He studied philosophy and psychology at university in the city, while working part time in one of the many Hindu temples, simply to feed himself.
He moved to San Diego on the completion of his degree, to follow his dream of becoming a psychologist and it was during this time that he realised that many people fail because they do not prepare themselves properly.
He began to think about why he had been successful, growing up with nothing, and came to the conclusion it was down to the small habits he performed every day. He quickly began to understand that these mini habits added up to something big and, as most people would benefit from doing something similar, Kavi decided to write a book.