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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Shawn Achor shows how to unlock hidden sources of potential in ourselves and others.

In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong. By pursuing success in isolation - pushing others away as we push ourselves too hard - we are not just limiting our potential, we are becoming more stressed and disconnected than ever.

In his highly anticipated follow-up to The Happiness Advantage, Achor reveals a better approach. Drawing on his work in 50 countries, he shows that success and happiness are not competitive sports. Rather, they depend almost entirely on how well we connect with, relate to, and learn from each other.

Just as happiness is contagious, every dimension of human potential - performance, intelligence, creativity, leadership ability and health - is influenced by those around us. So when we help others become better, we reach new levels of potential, as well. Rather than fighting over scraps of the pie, we can expand the pie instead.

Small Potential is the limited success we can attain alone. BIG Potential is what we can achieve together. Here, Achor offers five strategies - the SEEDS of Big Potential - for lifting the ceiling on what we can achieve while returning happiness and meaning to our lives.

The dramatic shifts in how we approach work today demand an equally dramatic shift in our approach to success. Big Potential offers a new path to thriving in the modern world.

©2018 Shawn Achor (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Inspiring and empowering!

Thank you! Inspiring and empowering! I have already recommended it to several people. The book was based on research without being too technical.

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absolutely incredible book!

absolutely loved this book, I have listened to it three times already just because I cannot get enough of it!. John has an amazing way to tell personal stories, stories from very successful places like Harvard and all of the different companies he's worked for, and all of his advice is highly data-driven which is something that I really appreciate. Definitely worth the listen! Highly recommend

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Nuggets everywhere

Shawn's book opened my eyes to so many places where I can insert his theories and principles into my own life about happiness and my responsibilities of happiness to others.

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Loved it!

Such life changing stuff in here. I feel like this book should be required for any human that has contact with the general public.
I loved how the stories backed up research. I would have given all 5 stars be he goes so dang fast at some points I missed what he was saying. I did enjoy it overall though.

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great for culture mindset

great message. it has a lot of value to business, family, and groups. worth the read

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so good!

Loved it! Easy listen, and some real gems in here. I listen during 5 - 10 minute drives and it did take some time, but was still easy to press play again and again.

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Great read for improving culture

I loved all the examples and stories and took many ideas that I can incorporate into my own business

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Connection

Awesome book about sustaining energy and momentum to help thrive community, purpose, and the impact of collective celebration

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Great road map to unleashing your potential and to help orhers reach their potential as well

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Good book. Not the best reading voice.

I liked this book. I've listened to it twice. The narration isn't the best. I felt like I was being read to and his voice isn't the best for that. These authors should work more on reading conversationally. Maybe invest in some public speaking skills. It would help them convey the information in a way that people will absorb it better.

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