Shawn Achor presents positive psychology research in a fascinating and digestible way. His sense of humour peppered throughout the book just makes it that much more enjoyable.
His examples of what people typically do to themselves and how they can change things for the better for themselves give hope and empowerment.
Shawn's humour definitely keeps the book alive. I like that he did not simply preach positivity as a fix to everything, but explained how we can practically bring the happiness advantage into our lives, even when our lives are problematic.
The book summed itself up best... Knowing that the principles are common sense doesn't mean we act common sensibly. The body of work complied a host of psychological studies that framed the way we can get the most from ourselves and those around us. And be happier people in the end. I enjoyed it and felt great passing it forward. The workplace would be better if practiced the principles.
Well written, full of specific advice, useful information and relevant study results. Quite possibly the most useful biik I have ever read!
Shawn is such a dynamic and entertaining speaker. I was very disappointed that this audio book did not allow that to shine through. He reads the words eithout any humorous inflection during parts of the book that would otherwise be funny. This leads to a very dry presentation that is harder to get through than it should be.
This book is amazing. It is filled with empirical scientific data, but also very basic break downs and easy to understand examples. This is definitely a book that I will listen to again!