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The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by [Shawn Achor]
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Editorial Reviews


“Achor transports us to his virtual classroom, a journey along which we glean the seven secrets of happiness. The Happiness Advantage reveals the most important discoveries coming out of modern psychology.”
—Rom Brafman, bestselling co-author of Sway and Click

"Shawn Achor is funny, self-deprecating, and devastating to my notions of what his field is all about…. I'm butter to his knife."
The Boston Globe           

"Achor bases his training on a burgeoning body of research on the positive psychology movement, which emphasizes instilling resiliency and positive attitudes…."
—Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguishedteaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures onpositive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn hasbecome one of the world's leading expert on the connection betweenhappiness and success. In 2012, Shawn's research on happiness made thecover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the mostpopular all time with over 3.8 million views, and he has a new lectureairing on PBS called "The Happiness Advantage." Shawn is currentlyleading the Everyday Matters campaign with the National MS Society andGenzyme to show how happiness remains a choice for those struggling with a chronic illness.

In 2007, Shawn founded Good Think to sharehis research with the world. Subsequently, Shawn has lectured orresearched in 49 countries, speaking to CEOs in China, school childrenin South Africa, doctors in Dubai, and farmers in Zimbabwe. He hasspoken to the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi, doctors at St. Jude Children'sHospital, and worked with the U.S. Department of Health to promotehappiness.

Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard andearned a Masters degree from Harvard Divinity School in Christian andBuddhist ethics. For seven years, Shawn also served as an Officer ofHarvard, living in Harvard Yard and counseling students through thestresses of their first year. Though he now travels extensively for hiswork, Shawn continues to conduct original psychology research onhappiness and organizational achievement in collaboration with YaleUniversity and the Institute for Applied Positive Research.
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  • File Size : 2947 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publication Date : September 14, 2010
  • ASIN : B003F3PMYI
  • Print Length : 258 pages
  • Language: : English
  • Publisher : Currency; 1st Edition (September 14, 2010)
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 2,500 ratings