INT2 E22: Tal Ben-Shahar on Happiness

Tal Ben-Shahar, the founder of Happiness Studies Academy is an author and lecturer. He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership. It was fantastic to get a chance to interview him on this weeks episode!

Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer. Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations.  The topics he lectures on include leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world.

Tal is a serial entrepreneur, and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of Happiness Studies Academy, Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV.

An avid sportsman, Tal won the U.S. Intercollegiate and Israeli National squash championships.  Today, for exercise, he swims, dances, and practices Yoga.  He obtained his PhD in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard.

Tal’s journey.

His fantastic Harvard class.

The most important scientific insights he has gained about happiness

Happiness, well being, pleasure and the differences etc.

Positive Psychology and connection with philosophies and wisdom.

Some important strategies that can help listeners with boosting self esteem and confidence.

Neuroscience, happiness and well being.

 

Quick fire round:

A Favourite movie,

Author,

Book

Artist,

Musician

Philosopher, 

TV series,

Desired superpower,

Ideal time travel experience,

Alternative location you would live,

Alternative career you would have,

One piece of advice for the world.

 

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https://www.instagram.com/happiness.studies.academy/

 

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