THURSDAY December 2ND
8 PM EST/7 PM CST/5 PM PST
Shawn Achor-The Happiness Advantage
Matthew Schifrin-The Warren Buffett’s Next Door
Call in: 347-308-8478
Scott Cluthe has two exceptional guests tonight on understanding the keys to your personal, business and financial real success.
First he is joined by Author of The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Anchor. Then Forbes Magaine’s Matthew Schifrin talks about his book, The Warren Buffett’s Next Door. The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work.
Most people believe that once they become successful, then they’ll be happy. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology and neuroscience have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. This isn’t just an empty mantra. This discovery has been repeatedly borne out by rigorous research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies, and the bottom lines of organizations around the globe.
In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor, who spent over a decade living, researching, and lecturing at Harvard University, draws on his own research—including one of the largest studies of happiness and potential at Harvard and others at companies like UBS and KPMG—to fix this broken formula. Using stories and case studies from his work with thousands of Fortune 500 executives in 42 countries, Achor explains how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive in order to gain a competitive edge at work.
Shawn, author of the Happiness Advantage, has spoken in 42 countries to a wide variety of audiences: bankers on Wall Street, students in Dubai, CEOs in Zimbabwe. Prior to founding Good Think Inc., Shawn spent over a decade at Harvard University where he won numerous distinguished teaching awards for his work. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics. In 2006, he was Head Teaching Fellow for “Positive Psychology,” the most popular course at Harvard at the time. When the global economy collapsed in 2008, Shawn was immediately called in as an expert by the world’s largest banks to help restart forward progress. Subsequetly his lectures on happiness and human potential have received attention from the New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and NPR. The New York Times recently named Shawn a “world-famous expert” on positive psychology.
Isolating seven practical, actionable principles that have been tried and tested everywhere from classrooms to boardrooms, stretching from Argentina to Zimbabwe, he shows us how we can capitalize on the Happiness Advantage to improve our performance and maximize our potential. Among the principles he outlines:
The Tetris Effect: how to retrain our brains to spot patterns of possibility, so we can see—and seize—opportunities wherever we look.
The Zorro Circle: how to channel our efforts on small, manageable goals, to gain the leverage to gradually conquer bigger and bigger ones.
Social Investment: how to reap the dividends of investing in one of the greatest predictors of success and happiness—our social support network
A must-read for everyone trying to excel in a world of increasing workloads, stress, and negativity, The Happiness Advantage isn’t only about how to become happier at work. It’s about how to reap the benefits of a happier and more positive mindset to achieve extraordinary results.
The Warren Buffetts Next Door profiles previously unknown investors, with legendary performance records, who are proving every day that you don’t need to work for a hedge fund or have an Ivy League diploma to consistently beat the best performing Wall Street professionals.
These amazing individuals come from all walks of life, from a globe drifting college dropout and a retired disc jockey to a computer room geek and a truck driver. Their methods vary from technical trading and global macro-economic analysis to deep value investing. The glue that holds them together is their passion for investing and their ability to efficiently harness the Internet for critical investment ideas, research, and trading skills.
•The author digs deep to find the best of the best, even finding those who are making money during these turbulent times.
•Contains case studies that will explain to you how these great individual investors find and profit from stocks and options.
•Shows you how to rely on your own instincts and knowledge when making important investment decisions.
In an era when the best professional advice has cracked many investor nest-eggs and Madoff-style frauds have shattered investor trusts, the self-empowered investors found in The Warren Buffetts Next Door offer an inspiring and educational tale.
Matthew Schifrin is Vice President and Investing Editor at Forbes Media LLC. He oversees money, investing, and personal finance content in Forbes magazine and on Forbes.com, including its Intelligent Investing and Financial Adviser Network. Schifrin also manages Forbes Newsletter Group and Forbes iConferences, and was the founding editor of Forbes.com’s Best of the Web. As an investigative reporter, his articles have been featured on the cover of Forbes magazine dozens of times and he has been a finalist for an American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award. Schifrin is a frequent speaker at investor conferences and has appeared numerous times on radio and television.