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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.
My former boss gave me this book as a gift and I avoided it for a long time because the title suggests that it is a self-help book. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jeremey Donovan
Did you know Shawn Achor went to Harvard?
No really. I’m quite certain of it. He only mentioned it about 27 times in this book, so it was kind of subtle, but if you read... Read more
Great book, easy to read and wonderful tools and tips for a happier you in business and personally.Published 8 days ago by Jane
My favorite line from the book states that success does not afford you happiness, yet, happiness affords you success. Read morePublished 8 days ago by M. Shull
Thank You!! What an Amazing Book!! Love the Honesty, Examples, and How and Why you want to Apply these Principles - I'm a Happy Person, but this is a whole New Level of self... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Kimberly K. Royle
Shawn shares great ideas on how to increase your level of happiness as he explains why it is so important.Published 14 days ago by Natalie D
What is important in life? Happiness or Success? Out of the two listed above, which comes first? Happiness follows success according to primary belief. Is that true? Read morePublished 15 days ago by Nona