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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.
A must read for all professionals; especially those who manage people. You'll do yourself a favor by incorporating some of these principles into your daily routine, and the author... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Wayne Robbins
Worth Reading as well as re-reading. One might get a little turned-off by the seeming self-promotion in the beginning part. Just grin and bear it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Manish Ajmera
Great insight based on scientific data. The principles around happiness are simple and easy to apply. Anyone can choose to apply principles.Published 3 days ago by Doug
Loved it, fresh, different and funny. Watched him on a video and his book did not let me down. Universal principles with often a new spin and citing new research.Published 5 days ago by Gene Beck
Heard Shawn at Corp function providing the cliff notes version of this book. Nice to get reinforcement and more background on his talk. So worth a try!Published 5 days ago by V. Grotenhuis
Simply - a life changing book. A true must read for anyone looking to improve their life.
There is science for the geeks, great narrative writing and concrete action plans.
Shawn Achor watched the cream of the crop - Harvard students all enter the university full of success, but then something odd happened. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mark Clelland