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Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor (born 1977 or 1978) 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.



Polina Karuikhas quoted2 years ago
We think: If I just get that raise, or hit that next sales target, I’ll be happy.
Polina Karuikhas quoted2 years ago
But with each victory, our goalposts of success keep getting pushed further and further out, so that happiness gets pushed over the horizon.
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