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.
10 Million Happy
This book is my attempt to fulfill the task assigned to me by my happiness idol, my wonderful son, Ali.
My hope is that by sharing his message—his peaceful way of living—I may be able to honor his memory and continue his legacy. I tried to imagine the positive impact spreading this message could create, and I realized that maybe it is not for nothing that I have a high-profile job with global reach. So I took on an ambitious mission: To help ten million people become happier, a movement (#10millionhappy) that I ask you to join so that together we can create a small-scale global pandemic of Ali-style joy.
For as long as I live, I will make global happiness my personal mission, my moonshot for Ali.
Our Target Has Just Gone Up A Notch
Fireside Chat – Google New York
New York – March, 2017
Master Mind, Body & Spirit with Matt Belair
Montreal – March, 2017
Talks at Google
California – March, 2017
Stanford University Lectures – Part (1)
The Truth About Happiness
California – 2016
Stanford University Lectures – Part (2)
The Illusion of Thought
California – 2016
Stanford University Lectures – Part (3)
The Illusion of Self
California – 2016
Corporate & Group Training
In this two-day workshop, Mo personally takes the time to share the underlying reasons for human suffering and plot out a step-by-step process for achieving lifelong happiness.
Using an engineering approach of logic and problem solving, he proposes a “happiness equation” based on an understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness. He’ll share concrete science, logic and a series of practical activities to help you explore how the concepts apply specifically to you.
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