The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage (English, Paperback, Achor Shawn)


The Happiness Advantage  (English, Paperback, Achor Shawn)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: Self-Help
    • ISBN: 9780753539477, 0753539470
    • Edition: 2011
    • Pages: 256
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    The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles Of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success And Performance At Work is a must-read for everyone in the present times where stress and success seem to go hand in hand, vaporizing happiness on the way.

    Summary Of The Book

    It is common thought that hard work leads to success, which in turn can make everyone happy. However, the author of the book The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles Of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success And Performance At Work begs to differ and says that the reality is in fact the other way around. It is happiness that leads to success, a subject that Shawn Achor has brought to the forefront in this widely read text.

    Regarded as an expert on the relation between success and happiness, Achor in the book The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles Of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success And Performance At Work throws ample light on the fact even in today’s highly stressed world where competition is intense, it is one’s inner happiness that fuels success. The author conducted a survey on happiness and human potential with 1600 students from Harvard University before writing this book, based on which he has made this claim.

    Achor, in this compelling read, argues that happiness contributes to success because only when one is happy can they become more productive, creative, motivated, energetic, healthy and stress-resilient.

    In this book, the author shares with readers seven principles of positive psychology that he says if followed, have the potential to better performance at work and in personal lives and hasten career growth. These and the other principles outlined have been tested across classrooms and boardrooms across the world. A few of the tried and tested principles that are the highlights of the book include The Tetris Effect, The Zorro Circle and Social Investment that teach us to grab great opportunities, to channelize efforts for achieving goals and to invest in socialization. The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles Of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success And Performance At Work was a New York Times bestseller.

    About Shawn Achor

    Shawn Achor is an American author, an educator, a researcher and a prolific speaker.

    Achor has also authored Before Happiness, Ripple’s Effect and The Orange Frog.

    Achor is a magna cum laude graduate from Harvard University and earned a Master’s degree in Christian and Buddhist Ethics from the Harvard Divinity School. For 12 years, Achor studied what made people happy at Harvard University, where he also worked as a teaching assistant for Ben-shahar’s ‘Happiness’ course. Achor is the founder of GoodThinkInc. and The Institute for Applied Positive Research that aims at spreading the happiness principles to the world. Till date, Shawn is continuing to research deeper into happiness in relation to organizational achievement.

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    Book Details
    • Virgin Books
    Publication Year
    • 2011 September
    Author Info
    • 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.
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    Gives you a jolt to do something positive.

    You can relate many situations in your life with this book and take lesson out of it. 7 ideas which author have described in the book are really life changing if you use them. This book is not a one time read rather it is a reference book which you can read over and over again.

    Just by reading you get positive vibe. You feel like owning the world.

    If you are in dilemma that what you are doing with your life, I would suggest this book to you.

    Vikas Jangra

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    17 Dec, 2015

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    A fantastic Read! Highly recommended for anyone looking for work life balance and general feel good in professional life.
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    Just search for 'the happiness adnavtage' shawn achor.

    Shilpa Rane

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    14 May, 2012

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    This book has the potential to change your life!

    What if you came to know that:
    - happiness precedes success and not the other way around?
    - you can learn to be happy?
    - being happy will lead you to be creative, productive and successful?
    - all this is scientifically proven?

    This is what this book is all about. A lucid read with ample actionable exercises to learn to be happy. It is especially a must read for you if you manage a team of any size. Truly a life changing book!


    Certified Buyer, Bangalore

    19 Jun, 2014

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