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The Happiness Advantage

Shawn Achor


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PUBLISHED: 1st September 2011
ISBN: 9780753539477
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When it comes to the pursuit of success and happiness, most people assume the same formula: if you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you'll be happy. The Happiness Advantage will appeal to anyone who wants practical advice on how to become happier and also more successful.
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  • Paperback
    $16.99
PUBLISHED: 1st September 2011
ISBN: 9780753539477
ANNOTATION:
When it comes to the pursuit of success and happiness, most people assume the same formula: if you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you'll be happy. The Happiness Advantage will appeal to anyone who wants practical advice on how to become happier and also more successful.

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When it comes to the pursuit of success and happiness, most people assume the same formula: if you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you'll be happy. The Happiness Advantage will appeal to anyone who wants practical advice on how to become happier and also more successful.

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Most people want to be successful in life. And of course, everyone wants to be happy. When it comes to the pursuit of success and happiness, most people assume the same formula- if you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you ll be happy. The only problem is that a decade of cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology has proven that this formula is backwards. Success does not beget happiness. Based on the largest study ever conducted on happiness and human potential (a survey conducted by the author of more than 1,600 students), Harvard lecturer Shawn Achor shares seven core principles of positive psychology that each one of us can use to improve our performance, grow our careers, and gain a competitive edge at work. He reveals how happiness actually fuels success and performance, not the other way around. Why? Because when we are happier and more positive we are more engaged, creative, resilient to stress, and productive. The Happiness Advantage will appeal to anyone who wants practical advice on how to become happier and also more successful.

Author Biography

Shawn Achor is a lecturer at Harvard University, where he has studied with pioneers in the field of positive psychology. He is the co-designer of Harvard's 'Happiness' course, one of the most popular in Harvard history. He is also the founder and CEO of Aspirant, a research and consulting firm that uses positive psychology to enhance individual achievement and cultivate a more productive workplace. Its clients include American Express, KPMG, Microsoft, and UBS. He gives more than 150 lectures a year on the science of happiness and human potential, which have been covered in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and NPR.

Review

"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

Product Details

Author
Shawn Achor
Year
2011
ISBN-10
0753539470
ISBN-13
9780753539477
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2011-09-01
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Illustrations
1 Illustrations
Pages
256
Short Title
HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE
Language
English
Series
Virgin Books
Publisher
Ebury Publishing
Subtitle
The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work