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    DescriptionMost 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 be happy and also more successful.


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    Title
    The Happiness Advantage
    Subtitle
    The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Shawn Achor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 278 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753539460
    ISBN 10: 0753539462
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: VSC, VSP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    DC22: 158.1
    BISAC V2.8: PSY021000
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Virgin Books
    Publication date
    30 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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 quote
    "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