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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.
This book has been very well written and researched.
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.
This book was purchased by my job for a team reading, and I have a long commute so I was going to purchase the kindle version and listen while I drive. Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Cobby
Overall, I liked this book. It teaches the reader how to change behavior and to act happy in order to become happy. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by P J LaRue
so if you really want to be happy.... this won't necessarily get you there.... it is very readable..... lots of anecdotes and principles that could be worthwhilePublished 1 day ago by D Weill
Has some good ideas but written to much from a corporate prospective.Published 6 days ago by coast101
Now is the Time to Amplify Happy in business and Shawn Achor is leading the charge.Published 7 days ago by John Hersey