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What’s Your Plan For Happiness?

When the plane he was on prepared for a crash landing, Ted Leonsis asked himself the crucial question, If today is my last day on earth—will I die happy?. . . and realized the answer was no. Despite having achieved massive business success—he was a self-made multi-millionaire at the age of twenty-seven—he realized he would die unfulfilled. He

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ebook, 331 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Not Avail (first published 2010)
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Ted Leonsis is one happy guy. Perhaps you would be too if you had sold your first company for a cool $60 million before you even turned thirty.

Leonsis, a former internet kingpin (AOL) and a sports team owner in Washington D.C. has good reason to be happy with his success in business, but to hear Leonsis tell it, happiness is no accident. According to his book, "The Business of Happiness," you too can achieve an increased level of happiness just by applying several of the principals outlined in t
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Liz
Ted Leonsis is a fascinating person, and the first half of this book tells his story in a voice that's clearly his. The journey from childhood in Brooklyn, to high school in Massachusetts, to college at Georgetown is inspiring. The details of building his first business, working at AOL during good times and bad, and buying the Washington Capitals offer great fodder for reflections on how to run a successful organization - as well as plenty of examples of what not to do, both in business and in l ...more
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كتاب جميل كان نتاجاً لرحلة على متن طائرة كان لها النجاة من حادث مأساوي , فانطلق الكاتب باحثاً عن معنى للسعادة وما ذا يشترك فيه الاشخاص الناجحين والسعداء , فضم ستة مبادئ رئيسية لتصنع سعادتك :
1-تحديد الأهداف التي يجب العمل على تحقيقها
2-المشاركة بأنشطة وعلاقات إجتماعية
3-التعبير عن الذات عبر وسيلة ثقافية أو فنية أو رياضية
4-امتلاك القدرة على التعبير عن الأمتنان
5-التعاطف والالتزام مع المجتمع مادياً ومعنوياً
6-الإيمان بالله وتنشئة أجيال تتمسك بالفضيلة

Lew Rose
I am a fan of the way Ted looks at life. This book describes his life and provides lessons on why it is important to do good as well as do well. We need more people like Ted Leonsis running business. The world would be a better place.

Easy read. Full of insights.
Belal Khan
Billionaire Washingtonian, Ted Leonsis shares his story and inspiration of business, life, and happiness. Biggest takeaway was the importance of having your dreams written down, no matter how silly they may seem.
Christine
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Leonsis and the force of his personality inspired me to seek out his book. It really does contain his "secret" and continues to influence my life in very surprising but subtle ways.
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Jeff
A look at Leonsis' life and his "research" into happiness. While it gets repetitive, it is still worth reading and thinking about.
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