Shawn  Achor

Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, spent over a decade at Harvard University where he won numerous distinguished teaching awards for his work. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics. In 2006, he was Head Teaching Fellow for "Positive Psychology," the most popular course at Harvard at the time. In 2007, Shawn founded Good Think Inc. to share his research with a wider population. When the global economy collapsed in 2008, Shawn was immediately called in as an expert by the world's largest banks to help restart forward progress. Subsequently, Shawn has spoken in 45 countries to a wide variety of audiences: bankers on Wall Street, students in Dubai, CEOs in Zimbabwe. Shawn's research on happiness and human potential has received attention from the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and NPR.

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Shawn Achor is the author of the #1 national bestseller, The Happiness Advantage. Shawn spent over a decade at Harvard University where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards for his work. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters in Christian and Buddhist ethics. In 2006, he was named Head Teaching Fellow for "Positive Psychology," which eclipsed "Intro Economics" as the most popular course at Harvard.

In 2007, Shawn founded Good Think Inc. to share his research with the world. Subsequently, Shawn has lectured or researched in 49 countries, speaking to CEOs in China, school children in South Africa, doctors in Dubai, and farmers in Zimbabwe.

Shawn has now become the world's leading expert on the connection between happiness and success. In 2012, Shawn's research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular all time with over 2 million views, and he has a new lecture airing on PBS called "The Happiness Advantage."

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