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Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn has become one of the world's leading expert on the connection between happiness and success. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular all time with over 4 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Shawn teaches for the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School, and collaborates on research with Yale and Columbia University.
In 2007, Shawn founded Good Think to share his research with the world. Subsequently, Shawn has lectured or researched in 51 countries, speaking to CEOs in China, school children in South Africa, doctors in Dubai, and farmers in Zimbabwe. He has spoken to the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi, doctors at St. Jude Children's Hospital, and worked with the U.S. Department of Health to promote happiness. In 2012, Shawn helped lead the Everyday Matters campaign with the National MS Society and Genzyme to show how happiness remains a choice for those struggling with a chronic illness.
Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters degree from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics. For seven years, Shawn also served as an Officer of Harvard, living in Harvard Yard and counseling students through the stresses of their first year. Though he now travels extensively for his work, Shawn continues to conduct original psychology research on happiness and organizational achievement in collaboration with Yale University and the Institute for Applied Positive Research.
This book has been very well written and researched.
If you like or love the Ted Talk, the book is worth your time, just will not grab you the same way the Ted Talk did the first time you watched it.
When our brains are at "happy" that positivity will ripple out to others and can raise the productivity.
By a random fluke I caught an episode of Live Kathy & Michael episode, Shawn Achor was scheduled to appear but his presentation was cut short as they ran out of time. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Sabrina Spencer
Great book for everybody, especially if you oversee others. Full of great ideas on how to improve your bottom line as a business owner.Published 14 hours ago by Mark Stough
Not as impressed with the book as I thought I would be. Had seen the author on TV.Published 6 days ago by debbie
I love this book! I needed an attitude adjustment and a life perspective change. This book helped me see things in a different light! Read morePublished 6 days ago by Hopefully 1
Shawn Achor is an awesome guy, I watch his Ted Talk videos all the time. Great book I highly recommend it.Published 8 days ago by D.Cruise
If you believe that you'll finally achieve happiness in this life when you've ... (fill in the blank: found the right career, gone to the right college, married the right person,... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Eleanore T.
I agree with this philosophy. Happy people are productive. Most importantly be happy and this will follow.Published 11 days ago by RJ Patel