Solve for Happy

Solve for Happy

Engineering your Path to Joy

Book - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
The vice president of business innovation at Google's [X] draws on his personal expertise with logic and problem solving to outline strategic approaches to algorithm brain science designed to help readers to work through serious loss and grief with an ultimate goal to securing an optimal sense of well-being.

& Taylor

The vice president of business innovation at Google's [X] draws on his personal expertise with logic and problem solving to offer an equation based on how the brain processes emotion to outline how to achieve lasting happiness and contentment.

Simon and Schuster
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.

Publisher: New York, NY : North Star Way, 2017
Edition: First North Star Way hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501157554
Branch Call Number: 158.1 G248s
Characteristics: 357 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm


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Apr 18, 2018

I found this a much better book on how to be happy: Being Happy: Part 1 by David Tuffley. It doesn’t rely on an unconvincing argument for Intelligent Design.

Nov 25, 2017


Spoiler alert: Ends up being religious based nonsense. There are many far better books available on the philosophy of happiness.


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