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Solve For Happy: Engineer Your Path by Mo Gawdat Chief Business Officer Google X

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Solve for Happy is a startlingly original book about creating and maintaining happiness, written by a top Google executive with an engineer’s training and fondness for thoroughly analyzing a problem.
In 2004, Mo Gawdat, a remarkable thinker whose gifts had landed him top positions in half a dozen companies and who – in his spare time – had created significant wealth, realized that he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would, examining all the provable facts and scrupulously following logic. When he was finished, he had discovered the equation for enduring happiness.
Ten years later, that research saved him from despair when his college-aged son, Ali – also intellectually gifted – died during routine surgery. In dealing with the loss, Mo found his mission: he would pull off the type of ‘moonshot’ that he and his Google [X] colleagues were always aiming for: he would help ten million people become happier by pouring his happiness principles into a book and spreading its message around the world.
One of Solve for Happy’s key premises is that happiness is a default state. If we shape expectations to acknowledge the full range of possible events, unhappiness is on its way to being defeated. To steer clear of unhappiness traps, we must dispel the six illusions that cloud our thinking (e.g., the illusion of time, of control, and of fear); overcome the brain’s seven deadly defects (e.g., the tendency to exaggerate, label, and filter), and embrace five ultimate truths (e.g., change is real, now is real, unconditional love is real).
By means of several highly original thought experiments, Mo helps readers find enduring contentment by questioning some of the most fundamental aspects of their existence.
About the Author
Mo Gawdat is a serial entrepreneur and Chief Business Officer at Google [X] whose personal story has taught him more about life and what really matters than all the board meetings and business deals he’s attended. Solve for Happy is his first book.
Product details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bluebird (28 March 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1509809937
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9781509809936
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.3 x 2.6 x 23.4 cm

Additional information

Weight 0.500 g
Dimensions 20 × 10 × 3 cm
Educational Level

Comprehensive School, Adult & Further Education

Level

Technical, Advanced, Beginner, Business, Intermediate, Proficiency

Subject Area

Biological Psychology

Item Height

234mm

Item Width

153mm

Publication Name

Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Subject

Science

Publication Year

2017

Type

Textbook

Item Weight

484g

Number of Pages

368 Pages

Condition

Brand new

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