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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.
I love this book it really make you aware of behavior and habits that affect happiness, and point you to the Happiness way of life!!! Read morePublished 1 day ago by Ricardo I. Flores Reynes
A must read. Love the way Shawn Achor presents happiness as more than an soft concept or unrealistic promise, but a way of life. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Lucy
This book is the best when looking into positive psychology for a change in your personal viewpoint. The life examples used are invaluable. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Arthur Bekker
Excellent insights into applying mind control to help us in everyday living.Published 8 days ago by John P. Ferzacca
Very practical ideas included in the book that have made a real difference for me.Published 8 days ago by Michael J. Morin
What a profound idea. I was engaged throughout and can not wait to put these principles to work myself and reap the happiness advantage benefits. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Alan
Using the author for the zzz AUDIBLE narrator is a great idea. He is quite enthusiastic about his workPublished 9 days ago by Kindle Customer
The last thing I needed to read was another book on happiness. My library is full of them. I get it; happiness is a fad. It didn't help when I saw Achor's TED talk. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Bryan L. Martin