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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.
Unlike many positive psychology books that explain a lot but leave you wondering what to do next, this book gives lots of practical steps and examples of what to do to change your... Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Kenneth Wong
Book delivered pretty fast. I'm only a couple of pages in but I already love it!Published 13 days ago by Sonia
This book has completely changed the way I was viewing life and career aspirations...now the hard part is going to be remembering and applying it! Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jeremy T. Hannan
When writing my gratitude list down for the first time, reading this book was the first on the list. :)Published 14 days ago by Heather
Great read, reiterates the Golden Rule, treat others like you would want to be treated. Create a work environment that motivates with a good positive atmosphere.Published 15 days ago by D. Smith
Following Shawn Achor's mantra successfully can be life-changing. I've attended his seminar. His positive attitude and good humor can truly bring a positive change in one's life.Published 15 days ago by Sana Mazhar
Quick, easy, entertaining read chock full of clear explanations and evidence-based exercises. Thank you, Shawn, for expertly bridging the gap between academia and the common... Read morePublished 16 days ago by GFR