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Solve for Happy Audiobook

Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy

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Mo Gawdat is a remarkable thinker and the Chief Business Officer at Google's [X], an elite team of engineers that comprise Google's futuristic "dream factory." Applying his superior skills of logic and problem solving to the issue of happiness, he proposes an algorithm based on an understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness. Then he solves for happy.

In 2001 Mo Gawdat realized that despite his incredible success, he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would: examining all the provable facts and scrupulously applying logic. Eventually, his countless hours of research and science proved successful, and he discovered the equation for permanent happiness.

Thirteen years later, Mo's algorithm would be put to the ultimate test. After the sudden death of his son, Ali, Mo and his family turned to his equation—and it saved them from despair. In dealing with the horrible loss, Mo found his mission: he would pull off the type of "moonshot" goal that he and his colleagues were always aiming for—he would share his equation with the world and help as many people as possible become happier.

In Solve for Happy Mo questions some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence, shares the underlying reasons for suffering, and plots out a step-by-step process for achieving lifelong happiness and enduring contentment. He shows us how to view life through a clear lens, teaching us how to dispel the illusions that cloud our thinking; overcome the brain's blind spots; and embrace five ultimate truths.

No matter what obstacles we face, what burdens we bear, what trials we've experienced, we can all be content with our present situation and optimistic about the future.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2017 Mo Gawdat (P)2017 S&S Audio

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    Reza Molavi 04-26-17
    Reza Molavi 04-26-17 Member Since 2001
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    "Power of Now retold, honest, and heartfelt"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, it is insightful and passionate.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mo's heartfelt tone and story told in his words


    Which character – as performed by Mo Gawdat – was your favorite?

    himself


    What did you learn from Solve for Happy that you would use in your daily life?

    It is the many times told story of change your thoughts, change your life. Make peace with the ugly and be peaceful in your pain.
    Do not fight and just follow the path of life.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a retold story spoken by Ekhart Tolle and many others. At times it feels like Power of Now retold and rewritten n another tone. The similarities are eerily the same. Sprinkle in a bit of engineer and I Do Not Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, you'd arrive here.
    The book is compelling and honest.At time is is difficult to listen with dry eyes. Mo's pain is real and so is his resolve to carry the torch for Ali.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Batton 05-12-17
    Dave Batton 05-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "You Lost Me at Intelligent Design"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I was mostly on board with what Mo had to say about happiness until he started spouting a bunch of anti-science gibberish about how there must be a designer of the universe because of how unlikely it would be for a monkey to write War and Peace. If you skip that chapter (I couldn't stomach all of it), then the rest of the book isn't bad. But he lost all credibility with me.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patti F. 04-09-17
    Patti F. 04-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Unbelievable!!"

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful story.
    I love Ali too now, and he has changed my life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    abdelrahman 03-23-17
    abdelrahman 03-23-17
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    "Best Book Ever"

    I usually don't like to read but I try to read one book a year just to keep this habit in my life. Also, it usually takes me 2 to 3 months till I finish reading that book. However, when I got solve for happy I finished it in 5 days only, because it was really interesting and full of knowledge. Moreover, I got this book as audible to send it to my father to listen to it and I know it will make him happy. I highly recommend to get it and you I'm sure it will help your understanding of happiness.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Trenton Texas, Alaska United States 05-14-17
    Trenton Texas, Alaska United States 05-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Some good tid bits"

    Finishes very strong. A lot of mention about his deceased son, the book was pretty much written for him. Brings up an outstanding defense of creationism that i had never heard explained so well before. Kind of a lot of white noise, but some of his other explanations about how to be happy are from angles that you don't often hear and show that a lot of thought went into them. Anyway, pretty good book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mauro Goncalves de Oliveira Filho 04-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Fabulous, incredibly well read by Mo himself."

    Great all around, but the chapter about time is my favorite. Truly a work of art.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Nicole Williams Orlando FL 04-07-17
    Heather Nicole Williams Orlando FL 04-07-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow. A little broken hearted"

    This is a fantastic book. It will change the way you look at life. It was tender and honest. Just get it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mateus Chicago 05-20-17
    Mateus Chicago 05-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing at first but compromisingly fault at the end ."

    Arguing for an afterlife on the basis of the double-slit experiment weirdness would be plausible only if the author had not given so much emphasis in the erroneous fact that the outcome of the phenomenon changes only the when the experiment is observed by "life". A lot is need to comprehend quantum physics and I'm not even close to put myself forward, but I would suggest considering the pilot-wave theory instead of any god-like assumptions. The author doesn't hide his wish for a lovely encounter with his son again, but he should've stopped at his rationale reasons for living our life at the fullest while we live.

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    Jessica R. 05-19-17
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    "A challenging and engaging book"

    The reading by Mo truly brings you into his story and helps you hear his feelings as he explains how he has solved for happy. His story is uplifting and his equation for happiness is well thought out and challenging. I'm grateful that I listened to this book, it will be my go to as I go forward.

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    "It's a really solved my Happy"

    Thanks MO for this effective material.
    Thanks for changing many concepts in my mind.
    I just wanna say Wow

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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