Raj Raghunathan – If You’re So Smart Why Aren’t You Happy – Pdf Download

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Author(s): Raj RaghunathanDownload  

Publish: Published April 26th 2016 by Portfolio (first published June 2nd 2015)

ISBN: Edition Language English

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Could the same traits that drive your career success also be keeping you from being happier?

Fifteen years after getting his MBA, Raj Raghunathan spent some time with his old classmates. He noticed that though they’d all done well, there didn’t appear to be much correlation between their academic success and career success. What Raj found even more curious was the even smaller correlation between career success and what he calls life success. The greater the career success, the more unhappy, out of shape, harried and distracted his friends were.

If intelligence helps with decision-making, smart people should naturally make better life choices. So why are so many of the smartest, brightest, most successful people profoundly unhappy?  Raj set out to find an answer to this problem, and extensively researched happiness not just of students and business people, but also stay-at-home-parents, lawyers, and artists, among others.

If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy? takes readers on a fun and meaningful tour of the best research available on how some of the very determinants of success may also come to deflate happiness. Raghunathan explores the seven most common inclinations that successful people need to overcome, and the seven habits they should adopt instead. Among his surprising findings…

·The correlation between wealth and happiness is much smaller than you’d expect it to be
·Generosity is not only a key to happiness, but a determining factor of long term success
·Appreciating uncertainty, rather than seeking  full control of outcomes, is necessary for happiness
 
If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy? will give you a powerful new perspective on your work, personal goals and relationships, whether you’re already successful or just starting out.

Some Reviews: 482 ratings 66 reviews in Goodreads.com

Sam

Sam rated it     
*Note that the version I received was an uncorrected proof. I did my best to ignore obvious mistakes (misspellings, the like) as part of my opinion of this book.I came upon this book after having taken the Coursera course, which I was already pleasantly surprised by and happy (har-har) to have taken. It really did make me think differently about how I thought about things and the way I lived my life. So much so, that I incessantly insisted friends and family to take the course as well.

Trish

Trish rated it     
As other reviewers have stated, their aren’t any surprising new findings in this book. Overall it is primarily a summary of the psychology behind ways to make yourself happier. Raghunathan introduces a model he refers to as his MBA model (mastery, belonging, and autonomy) that is focused on an abundance mindset rather than scarcity. That alone is worth the read.
Kathy Heare Watts

Kathy Heare Watts rated it      
I won a copy of this book during a Goodreads giveaway. I am under no obligation to leave a review or rating and do so voluntarily. I am paying it forward by passing this book along to a business organization that offers business skills, hope, and dreams to be used in their ministry.
Narita

Narita rated it      
Excellent book that clears many misconceptions about happiness. I read this book after completing the course on “A life of happiness and fulfilment” on coursera. Must read for anyone who is interested to figure out the science behind happiness.
Jane Chu

Jane Chu rated it     
I wish everyone in my MBA program could read this and chill. Audiobook version not as good because there are exercises inside for which a physical book is more useful.

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