Shawn Achor


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Shawn Achor is an American educator, author, and speaker known for his advocacy of positive psychology. He is best known for his research reversing the formula of success leading to happiness—his research shows that happiness in fact leads to success. Achor spent 12 years studying what makes people happy at Harvard University. He later authored The Happiness Advantage and founded the Institute of Positive Research and GoodThinkInc. His TEDx talk "The Happy Secret to Better Work" is one of the 20-most viewed TED talks.

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The Happiness Advantage: Th...

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Before Happiness: How Creat...

4.05 avg rating — 2,066 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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Big Potential: How Transfor...

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The Orange Frog : How One S...

3.87 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2012
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Ripple's Effect

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Comment devenir un optimist...

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Choisir l'optimisme

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“Happiness is not the belief that we don't need to change; it's the realization that we can.”
Shawn Achor

“Habits are like financial capital – forming one today is an investment that will automatically give out returns for years to come.”
Shawn Achor, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

“If we study what is merely average, we will remain merely average.”
Shawn Achor



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