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“Achor transports us to his virtual classroom, a journey along which we glean the seven secrets of happiness. The Happiness Advantage reveals the most important discoveries coming out of modern psychology.”
-Rom Brafman, bestselling co-author of Sway and Click
"Shawn Achor is funny, self-deprecating, and devastating to my notions of what his field is all about…. I'm butter to his knife."
-The Boston Globe
" Achor bases his training on a burgeoning body of research on the positive psychology movement, which emphasizes instilling resiliency and positive attitudes…."
-Wall Street Journal
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.
I love this book. It covers everything from 'beliefs' to working, managing one's life and reducing happiness to it's most basic elements. Read morePublished 2 days ago by redwillow
Amazing book with solid new research and practical application of that research. Very well written, engages you from beginning to end.Published 2 days ago by Christopher J. Kidawski
One of the best books I have ever read. Shawn tells the way to be happy with 7 easy to follow principles highlighted by research and some really entertaining stories from his days... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Christine L. Wodke
Really like this book, and the way he writes. I like to have lots of research and resources to back up information, and Shawn Achor definitely does this. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
As a professional in a high stress job, I think this book has some excellent pointers for how to improve your mental health and overall well being. I highly recommend it.Published 6 days ago by aam
Very Good book with a lot of good information that can be life transforming to you and others around. you.Published 7 days ago by Myrna Seagren
This was a great read and I think everyone should read this book. I think it will help me more successful.Published 11 days ago by Chris Pesarchick
Bought the books as Christmas gifts, gave one as part of a wedding gift. Very pleased with them.Published 13 days ago by Ann Archer