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The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work by [Achor, Shawn]
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"Achor transports us to his virtual classroom, a journey along which we glean the seven secrets of happiness. "The Happiness Advantage "reveals the most important discoveries coming out of modern psychology." (Rom Brafman, bestselling co-author of "Sway" and "Click")

"Shawn Achor is funny, self-deprecating, and devastating to my notions of what his field is all about.... I'm butter to his knife." (The Boston Globe)

"Achor bases his training on a burgeoning body of research on the positive psychology movement, which emphasizes instilling resiliency and positive attitudes...." (Wall Street Journal)

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"Achor transports us to his virtual classroom, a journey along which we glean the seven secrets of happiness. "The Happiness Advantage "reveals the most important discoveries coming out of modern psychology."
-Rom Brafman, bestselling co-author of "Sway" and "Click"


"Shawn Achor is funny, self-deprecating, and devastating to my notions of what his field is all about.... I'm butter to his knife."
-"The Boston Globe"


" Achor bases his training on a burgeoning body of research on the positive psychology movement, which emphasizes instilling resiliency and positive attitudes...."
"-Wall Street Journal"

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 703 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Digital (30 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005L193RO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 91 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,860 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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How many times have you read this; This book will change your life.

Ahem, well, actually this book will change your life if you let it. Building on the work of Martin Seligman at Penn State University, Shawn Achor is one of the new young turks in psychology taking the findings of positive psychology and applying them to business and everyday life. These ideas are quite revolutionary, as is the whole of positive psychology predicated as it is on using what we know about our brains to enable us to use them more effectively. Before positive psychology came along, the psychological effort of humanity was focused Eeyore like on the negative side of our mental lives, exploring all of the things that could go wrong with the complex human mind. Mental illness and psychology were basically synonyms, with the medical disciplines fetishising when brains go wrong over applying its understandings in a more balanced, life-affirming way. Positive psychology restores that balance, acknowledging that there's a lot we can do in weeding our own mental garden in a manner that means we live as happy a life as possible. In fact, the premise of Shawn's wonderful book is that - happiness doesn't follow success, it is the other way round. We are, Achor says (and he backs his assertions up with buckets of evidence and examples) more likely to be successful when we are positive and happy - up to 30% more successful - because brains in a positive state are more imaginative, responsive and flexible.

The book contains 7 basic principles which Achor calls the Happiness Advantage. He is a persuasive and entertaining writer and public speaker, his TED talk is here and as you can see his work is gaining a lot of attention (12 million hits and counting).
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Some great quotes I've just had a health scare and the quote "It isn't the type of event that influences posttraumatic growth, but rather the subjective experience of the event" was worth the book price alone. I was originally compelled to buy the book after being recommended to watch a Shawn Achor Ted Talk. The book has lived up to my expectation, so 5*.
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Really enjoyed the practical applied aspects of the theory but I was disappointed that the text hasn't been updated to remove the Losada Ratio, after being discredited in 2013.
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I'm practicing, not all of them, but is a starting point. Definitely I have been notice that I can see the live different.
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I have just finished this book over a period of two days. I even noticed that I was already making positive changes after getting a good night sleep and completed things I have felt I have not had the energy to do. I do not know if I will carry on with these tasks and only time will tell but I feel positive. The book was an easy read even with all that 'science stuff' and the author is genuinely very funny and I found myself from time to time laughing out loud. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
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I enjoyed reading the happiness advantage very much. The seven principles are easy to follow and inspiring. The book provides interesting information on the background of the principles and how to include them in my day to day life with little effort. It also explains behaviors at the workplace and at home which made me understand the reason why I sometimes feel inspired, other times bored or even negative when talking to people, especially in meetings our at parties when many people come together.

The only thing I missed was a summary of each chapter at the end of the chapters. It would be interesting to read the most important points of each chapter, or of reach principle queen by the author.
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A phenomenal book. Well written. Very Entertaining & incredibly useful!
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Having watched the great TED talk by Shawn Achor I wanted to check out his book. I'm really glad I did. I was interested in the science more than the practical advice because I didn't feel I needed it. However, the book has reinforced my belief in habits that I already had and has added some great new ideas to try. I would recommend this book to anybody who... just anybody who can read. It's full of interesting concepts and practical ideas, backed up by research rather than anecdotes or the belief that the universe will realign if you wish hard enough.

I would highly recommend this book.
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