Savvy’s Favorite Positive Psychology & Business Resources

Top 7 Take Aways – Harvard Happiness Course by Tal Ben-Shahar

(Includes links to the 22 Harvard lectures)

Why Study Happiness?

Dr. Barbara Fredrickson’s Positive Psychology Course
Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UNC Chapel Hill & President of the International Positive Psychology Association, Fredrickson is considered one of the world’s leading experts on positive emotions.

Tal Ben-Shahar’s Happiness Studies Academy

Savvy’s Suggested Positive Psychology/Happiness Books:
From Strength to Strength | by Arthur Brooks | Savvy’s Commentary
The Art of Possibility | by Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander | Savvy’s Commentary
JOLT! | by Larry Long, Jr.
Chasing the Bright Side | by Jess Ekstrom
The Happiness Project  |  by Gretchen Rubin
What Happy People Know    |  Dan Baker
Flourish  |   Martin Seligman
Authentic Happiness  |  Martin Seligman

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success  | by Carol Dweck
Love 2.0  |  by Barbara Fredrickson
Happier  |  by Tal Ben-Shahar
Self-Compassion  | by Kristin Neff
The How of Happiness  |  by Sonja Lyubormirskey
The Happiness Hypothesis |  by Jonathan Haidt
The Power of Now   | by Eckhart Tolle

Not So Big Life  |   by Sarah Susanka

Happiness – Corporate Flourishing:
Improv Wisdom | by Patricia Ryan Madson | Savvy’s Commentary
The Happiness Advantage  | by Shawn Achor | Savvy’s Commentary
Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead   |  by Laszlo Bock, SVP People Operations at Google
The Energy Bus  | by Jon Gordon
How Will You Measure Your Life? | by Clayton Christensen

General Business/Culture
The Fearless Organization | by Amy Edmondson | Savvy’s Commentary
Principles | by Ray Dalio
Discover Your True North Fieldbook | by Nick Craig, Bill George, Scott Snook
The Trillion Dollar Coach: Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell | by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle
Strengthfinders | by Don Clifton
It’s the Manager (from Gallup) | by Clifton, Harter | Savvy’s Commentary
Start with Why | by Simon Sinek | Savvy’s Commentary
The Ideal Team Player | by Patrick Lencioni
The Hard Thing about Hard Things | by Ben Horowitz | Savvy’s Commentary
Made to Stick and Decisive | by Chip & Dan Heath | Savvy’s Commentary
Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You | by Frances Frei & Anne Morriss | Savvy’s Commentary
Why Leaders Eat Last | by Simon Sinek
The Motive | by Patrick Lencioni
Billion Dollar Brand Club | by Lawrence Ingrassia

Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd | by Youngme Moon
Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives | by Kip Tindell, Chairman & CEO of The Container Store
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success | by Adam Grant
The Go-Giver: by Bob Burg

How to Wash a Chicken | by Tim Calkins
Breakthrough Marketing Plans | by Tim Calkins

International Business/Asian Affinity/Black Affinity
The Lenovo Way: Managing a Diverse Global Co for Optimal Performance | by Gina Qiao and Yolanda Conyers  | Savvy’s Commentary
Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling | by Jane Hyun
Diary of a Black Man on Wall Street | by Derek Penn

Good for Young People:
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance | Savvy’s Commentary | by Angela Duckworth |   How to Measure My Grit?
The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them | by Meg Jay

Marva Collins’ Way | by Marva Collins and Civic Tamarkin

Focus on Women:
Take Back Your Power | by Deborah Liu
The Confidence Code: The Science & Art of Self – Assurance – What Women Should Know | Katty Kay & Claire Shipman | Savvy’s Commentary
Lean In | by Sheryl Sandberg