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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.
The book is an easy read with great stories and plenty of humor.
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.
Great book and I couldn't get enough. This should be required reading in high school as well as if you want an organization to perform at its peak levels.Published 5 days ago by Spencer M.
Loved that there is research incorporated into the book. Shawn keeps you engaged in the book and it is not repetitive like most other happiness books.Published 6 days ago by Gabe F
Unlike most other books, the author of this book provides specific strategies to guide you towards your goals. The author also provides empirical data to validate his claim.Published 7 days ago by rose pyronneau
I did not want to read this book. The title and cover page screamed self-help/boring. But when I was on a 12-hour plane ride, my kindle screen went funny. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jana McBurney-Lin
This book leaves you feeling like Shawn Achor is your friend and cheerleader. He shares funny and meaningful anecdotes to illustrate simple yet powerful concepts based on rigorous... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Lavanya Madhusudan
This is a Life Changing book. Thanks Shawn. I am already seeing a difference in just a few days. It's an easy read with great tips and techniquesPublished 9 days ago by Sonya
This is a great book on cd, but the author Shawn Achor is a little dry while reading it. The information is awesome, it's just hard to hold my attention because of his lack luster... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Organicchickenlady