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Short Cuts to Happiness

Nonfiction: Business & Economics
Unabridged   2 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/02/2018

Short Cuts to Happiness

Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684415182
Digital Download ISBN:9781684415199


In his trailblazing Harvard courses, internationally bestselling books, and lectures and videos, positive psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar has shared his essential, scientifically backed tools for finding fulfillment the world over. But even the happiness expert needs a boost from time to time!

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In his trailblazing Harvard courses, his internationally bestselling books, as well as his lectures and videos, positive psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar has shared his wisdom on finding fulfillment with people around the world. But even a happiness expert needs a sympathetic ear now and then. Tal found his—not in a fellow psychologist or guru, but in his longtime neighborhood barber, Avi, who (along with cutting hair) dispenses wisdom beyond his years:

Moving fast is important, but so is knowing when to wait.

The more you provide for your children, the less they gain for themselves.

If only people brought the same levels of commitment to their relationships as they do to their work.

The best way to gain trust is to give trust.

Short Cuts to Happiness distills two years of Tal and Avi's revelatory barbershop talk into forty brief chapters to dip in and out of, or to enjoy straight through. Each one reminds us how easy it is to find common ground on the things that matter most—and how good it is to talk with a tried-and-true friend.


“A charming read to remind you that wisdom about happiness is often right around the corner.” —Adam Grant, New York Times-bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals

“When a happiness expert like Ben-Shahar turns to someone else for advice, you know the advice has got to be good. Short Cuts to Happiness offers accessible, universal wisdom that puts a life of meaning and fulfillment within reach—and sets a very high bar for my next trip to the barber!” —Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man and How to Be Alive

Author Bio

Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, taught the historically largest course at Harvard, "Positive Psychology," and the third largest, "The Psychology of Leadership." He is the author of six previous books, including international bestsellers Happier and Being Happy, which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.