28 Jan '18, 1pm

The Happiness Advantage:

For a project I am working on at my school, I recently returned to The Happiness Advantage , Shawn Achor’s 2010 book based on his work at Harvard University. For over a decade, Achor analyzed students and graduates from the university and then extended his study across academia and business. What he discovered in his work turned conventional wisdom on its head. Having arrived at Harvard from Waco, Texas in the early 1990s, Achor was immediately struck by the lack of happiness he observed at the university. Within a year there, he asked himself the question, Why were these people who had worked so hard to get here and were now at the pinnacle of academic success at one of the nation’s top universities so unhappy? You see, Achor, like many of us, had grown up living with a belief in simple formula: work hard, become successful, be happy. However, his experience at Harvard go...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2017/12/the-happiness-advantage.ht...

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