Happiness and Humans

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Freedom to Be Happy: The Business Case for Happiness Publisher's summary

Freedom to Be Happy explores the association between individual happiness and group performance at work. The book introduces happiness philosophers, reviews the evidence, and interviews practitioners on the frontline who are building thriving work cultures.

The book uses data, neuroscience, quantum physics, and academic research in a really accessible, unique, fun, and human way.

Subjects include money and happiness, motivation, happiness, HR, marketing, employee happiness, happiness philosophy, the Stoics, the history of happiness, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, equality, and the future of work.

Research interviews for this book are live on the Happiness and Humans podcast.

The objective of this book is to empower the listener to make a very strong case that the happiness of human beings is a very serious business metric. 


  1. Why happiness? 
  2. What is happiness? 
  3. Can money make you happy? 
  4. Is happiness nature or nurture?
  5. Is happiness a fluffy metric? 
  6. Discovering happiness 
  7. Scaling happiness 
  8. Happiness biology and chemistry 
  9. Happiness practical tips 
  10. Happiness at work: contemporary philosophy and evidence 
  11. Employee happiness: research and evidence 
  12. Happiness: practitioners and evidence 
  13. The Happiness Index data 
  14. Happiness across the globe 
  15. The neuroscience of happiness 
  16. Introducing the quantum way 
  17. Freedom to be happy: the business case for happiness 
  18. The Happiness and Humans Community Charter  
©2020 Matthew Phelan (P)2021 Matthew Phelan
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