Before Happiness

Before Happiness

The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Another of Shawn Achor's lectures on the science of happiness and human potential.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House ; Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, [2013]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780804127912
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (495 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Chamberlain, Mike


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Oct 12, 2019

This book is incredible! The depth, the knowledge, the connections the author makes, the rhythm and paste are all excellent. I must say I was very impressed and learned a LOT. Not to mention the humor sneaked into it, which makes it also a fun book to listen to. Also, very well narrated! To be honest, I think I'll listen to it again just to be able process all this information a bit better and then try to implement it in my everyday life and business. Thank you Shawn Achor, you are a genius!

Apr 22, 2019

I'd rate this at no more than 3 stars.

The content is more academic than it is popular presentation for the reader.

Apparently Achor's TED talk is one of the most popular viewed and the show/s lecture style public presentations he did on PBS public TV were enjoyable. Is that show on DVD?

The Reference pages/Notes on the Chapters include mostly articles from many research based journals for academic publication.

Jan 06, 2017

Read this book before "The Happiness Advantage", which he references a few times throughout. He does a fantastic job of providing real life examples and practical ways to improve your reality to one that is more positive and works towards improvements across many areas of ones life - personal or professional.

A couple of my favourite quotes:

"The fear of being wrong can lead to perpetually skewed decision making" and the line from Shakesphere (and Tupac), "A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once". Simple, yet effective ways to remind us that the lens we view things through has a tremendous impact on the subsequent result.

Great read and I look forward to reading "The Happiness Advantage" and other titles by Achor.

Jul 10, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. There were a lot of eye-opening research data from past to present. At the end of each chapter, he summarizes and offers suggestions and practices. It's fun reading this and I can't wait to get my hands on his other titles.

PRW1030 May 16, 2015

This is Shawn latest Book. He appeared on Oprah on May 25, 2015.

Jul 18, 2014

In 'Before Happiness', Shawn Achor describes how our perception of reality, and whether we believe positive change is possible in the first place, makes a huge difference in our pursuit of happiness and success. Other books may just make a list of different activities someone can do to be happy or successful, but Achor really gets to the root of the problem and helps readers develop a strong foundation before doing those activities. I think this is a great book to read if you really want to understand how to change your life for the better.


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