The Formula for Happiness: Mo Gawdat Interviewed


Mo Gawdat is from Google X and he really does know the formula for happiness and it's not as hard as you think. Find out more on The Nice Guys today. 

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Today the ultimate reboot -- how cool to think we can reboot to Happy

Technology -- when we are talking self driving cars and balloons in space to improve web connectivity...these are the topics of the day. Internet in remote places and cars driving themselves. And Mo Gawdat knows this better than anyone. Mo is the Chief Business Officer at Google X, these are his projects and his responsibility. And for close to a decade, Mo has worked on projects like these, but this is not the most significant thing he works on. Mo is also a writer, it’s no surprise in my research of Mo his book, Solve for Happy is YES a book about happiness, but really it’s a formula for engineering your path to it. Welcome Mo, to the Nice Guys on Business.

Mo -- can you use logic and problem solving to determine a formula for happy? It does not seem like there is a formula -- more of a feeling -- how do you measure a feeling?

Alright Mo -- give me the happiness equation

Change the world -- start with your heart -- Talk about your son as an inspiration

Let’s talk about mindset -- don’t we have these tapes that control us? How do we fix these tapes?

Share some of the illusions that we believe in that hold us back from being happy?

Sergey and Larry (the google founders) -- They are behind you on this project and of you taking time to make the people of earth happy. I think it would be a great idea to tell them The Nice Guys on Business rocks.

Talk about your engineer’s approach to Happy

We feel happy when life goes our way and we are sad when it doesn’t meet our expectations -- seems pretty simple, change your expectations. Is it that simple?

What will help you make a difference in this world?

Why do you care Mo, some people might say this is easy for you, big position at Google, live the good life, you could go your way and not look back -- why is this your mission?

Buy Mo's book- Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy 

See his website- http://www.solveforhappy.com/

E-Mail him- mo@solveforhappy.com

 

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