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Summary

Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Happiness Equation, written and read by Neil Pasricha.

What's the formula for a happy life?

Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a Walmart executive, a New York Times best-selling author, and a husband and dad. After selling more than a million copies of his Book of Awesome series, he now shifts his focus from observation to application.

In The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing, do anything, and have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction, you simply haven't unlocked the 9 Secrets to Happiness.

Each secret takes a common ideal, flips it on its head, and casts it in a completely new light. Pasricha then goes a step further by providing step-by-step guidelines that illustrate exactly how to apply each secret to live a happier life today.

Controversial? Maybe. Counterintuitive? Definitely.

The Happiness Equation will teach you such principles as:

  • Why success doesn't lead to happiness
  • How to make more money than a Harvard MBA
  • Why multitasking is a myth
  • How eliminating options leads to more choice

©2017 Neil Pasricha (P)2017 Random House AudioBooks

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An o.k self-help book

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I had this playing in the car and it covers some interesting areas, although I wouldn't say I am any wiser as to what to DO differently in my life to get what I am after.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Neil gives lots of examples from his own life. Some of these are o.k, but I thought some came across as bragging along with self-promotion of his website.

I didn't like that towards the end he instructs the listener to ignore advice from everyone, but fails to realise that he himself is giving advice!

What three words best describe Neil Pasricha’s performance?

He is almost giving a video performance rather than an audio performance. There are sections where he is drawing on a pad and you can hear it, but obviously not see it.

Do you think The Happiness Equation needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, not at all.

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  • Dora D
  • 14-11-17

If only they taught these methods in school...

I already started implementing some of the suggestions in the book and I can really see the potential in it. I think everyone is in need of some extra happiness nowadays, especially given the fast lives we all need. If only they taught some of these methods in schools. The world would be a happier place.