Shawn Achor, a lecturer on happiness and the best-selling author of Before Happiness, provides effective tactics for increasing your happiness. He offers clear principles for improving your state of mind, career path, health, and relationships with the world and other people. His clean prose and commonsense advice explain why, almost 10 years after its publication, his book remains a bestseller, noted for its straightforward tips and pragmatic, accessible program. Achor cites extensive research to back his claim that managerial and executive success derives from positivity and personal happiness.
About the Author
Shawn Achor founded his consulting firm GoodThink in 2007. His TED Talk on happiness has drawn more than 20 million views, and millions have seen his PBS lecture. He also wrote the New York Times best-sellers Before Happiness and Big Potential.
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4 months agoI like how he mentions that we need to see our impact in our life. Many times we try to pass the trophy to someone else, but we often need a trophy or two to feel like we're making a difference.
7 months agoI'd love if you could speed up the audio to 1.5x
5 years agoThis science from positive psychology has been showing much promising in building great companies and improving employee moral & wellbeing .
5 years agoConventional wisdom: success breeds happiness. Achor's research shows that this formula is backwards: happiness fuels success, not the other way around. His research is fascinating and the seven principles listed in the book and this review are practical, actionable, tested and recommended.