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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.
I bought this on a whim during a particularly tough week. I wish I has save my money. While it is not bad, it is light fluff with no real meat. Why seven? Why not seven hundred? Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Alan Ross
I literally just finished the book and want to jump back to page 1 and immediately read it again to make sure I remember everything! Read morePublished 2 days ago by JLSummerfield
How positivity can rule in a workplace and be mimicked by those around us is a beautiful thing to know. I will be a better leader because of this book.Published 2 days ago by Ingrid Laidroo
Great book, a must for those who are in need to discover how your life can change by start smiling and share the beauty of happiness.Published 8 days ago by Barbara Gheorghiu
An intriguing premise, backed by research, corroborated with examples, and enhanced with wit. A fun and inspiring read.Published 9 days ago by kathysam
I really liked this book. I have been raving to my friends and family the whole time I read it that its a must read. So guys, it's a must read!Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great concepts shared in an entertaining way. It helps also to watch his TED talk to get a feel fro the author. I decided to read his follow up book. Before Happiness.Published 11 days ago by Joel H Osterman
Shawn lays out simple principles that can be incorporated immediately into our daily lives that will create a lasting "Positive" impact on ourselves and others. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Jon Brooks