Traditional psychology tells us that success makes us happy. Discover why this isn't true and what steps you can take to really become successful and happier
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.
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
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 *