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...

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Big Potential: How Transfor...

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The Orange Frog : How One S...

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How to Make a Shark Smile

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Comment devenir un optimist...

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How to Make a Shark Smile by Amy Blankson
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How to Make a Shark Smile by Amy Blankson
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"How to Make a Shark Smile
How a positive mindset spreads happiness
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Little Pickle Press
Children's Fiction
Pub Date :Feb 1, 2020
Reading level 4-8 years
40 pages

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“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

“Happiness is not the belief that we don't need to change; it's the realization that we can.”
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“If we study what is merely average, we will remain merely average.”
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