Shawn Achor
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Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor is the New York Times bestselling author of Before Happiness (2013) and The Happiness Advantage (2010). After spending 12 years at Harvard University and presenting one of the top five most popular TEDx talks (with over 13 million views), Shawn has become one of the world's leading experts on the connection between happiness and success.

Recently, Shawn sat down with Oprah at her house to discuss the science of happiness, defining success and how we can bring the powerful research-based techniques of positive psychology to the world. To share the message that happiness is a choice, Shawn and The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) created an in-depth, two-part Happiness Course to help individuals impact their own lives and the lives of those around them with the Happiness Advantage.

Shawn's research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his research and work on stress in partnership with Yale University at UBS was published in the The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology [http://happierforlife.com/rethink-stress-study/], and his PBS special has been seen by millions. Shawn has worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as the NFL, the NBA, the Pentagon and the White House. His talks have taken him to more than 50 countries, where he has spoken to CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai, schoolchildren in South Africa, and farmers in Zimbabwe.

Find out more about Shawn and his science of happiness research at ShawnAchor.com.

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Best Sellers

    • The Happiness Advantage

    • The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,214

    Our most commonly held formula for success is broken....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Putting Positive Thinking To Work

    • By Sara on 10-29-14
    • The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 09-14-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Big Potential

    • How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring and empowering!

    • By Carolyn Wiezorek on 02-11-18
    • How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 01-30-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 290 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Before Happiness

    • The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469

    In Before Happiness, Achor reveals five actionable, proven strategies for changing our lens to positive....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every young person should be given a free copy

    • By Nigel on 03-05-15
    • The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 09-10-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 552 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Happiness Advantage

    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31

    Our most commonly held formula for success is broken. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we'll be happy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life Changing

    • By Anthony on 03-14-18

    Regular price: $22.38

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