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Unless you're living in a cave somewhere, without any access to newspapers or television, you've probably noticed (even if you're not a sports' fan) that the Football (or Soccer) World Cup is currently being played. What I've also noticed is that so many people seem...

Tonight (Tuesday June 6) I'm talking to a group of AGSM MBA graduates about happiness at work. I must say, I'm extremely proud to be asked to speak in this forum, and excited that a group many would consider to be commercially focused businessmen...

A british politician recently argued that a government's focus should not just be on Gross Domestic Product (or the economy) but also on General Well Being (e.g. health and happiness)! If you're interested in reading the full article just click here. But can we legislate for...

I'm in the middle of reading some fascinating neuroscientific research that among other things, is trying to identify the areas of the brain that underlie happiness and satisfaction. I won't bore you with all the details but in brief, these scientists are studying an...

This little story is what they call an "oldie but a goodie". Read it, enjoy and then feel free to post your thoughts. A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his...

I recently had a two hour flight during which I read a magazine article discussing Opus Dei (the practice of Catholicism made famous, or infamous, in Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code"). Although I still don't know much about it I must admit I was...

A recent survey found that more than half of all American workers are reportedly either looking for a job or are open to other offers, and they're looking for more than just money. One of the most common reasons people look to leave their place...

In a recent edition of "Coaching for Happiness" Ben Dean, a colleague of Martin Seligman, defines the core strength of appreciation of beauty and excellence. In doing so he refers to Peterson and Seligman's (2003) text and the following definition - "the ability to...

First, a big thanks to Iolanda for bringing this article to my attention. Second, what are your thoughts on the question in the title to this posting? You can read the full article by clicking on the following link (click here) but the main...

At a recent meeting of the World Economic Forum there was a break in the discussion of financial matters as those gathered pondered the question of happiness - what is it and how do we get more of it? The collected experts ranged from yogis...