What if education, success, marriage, kids and health weren't the answers to happiness we're sold? What if you could find your own path?
Paul Dolan is Professor of Behavioural Science at the LSE. During
his time as a visiting scholar at Princeton, he worked closely with
Daniel Kahneman who calls him 'a star'. Dolan focuses on developing
measures of happiness and subjective wellbeing that can be used by
policymakers and by individuals looking to be happier.
Among various other roles, he is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences Panel on measuring national well-being, a member of the National Wellbeing Advisory Forum for the Office for National Statistics in the UK, and is Chief Academic Advisor to the UK Government on how policymakers should value the impact of goods that are hard to measure, like health and education. His debut, Happiness by Design, was a Sunday Times bestseller and Waterstones non-fiction book of the month.
A star -- Daniel Kahneman
[Praise for Happiness by Design] Few books change one's life; in 48 hours this has improved mine -- Jenni Russell * Sunday Times *
[Praise for Happiness by Design] Dolan is especially illuminating when it comes to bigger life-choices . . . His book is a powerful reminder not to get caught up in overthinking things, but to focus instead on maximising what actually delivers joy . . . and most of us would benefit from listening to him -- Oliver Burkeman * Guardian *
[Praise for Happiness by Design] Outstanding, cutting-edge, and profound -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, bestselling author of The Black Swan and Skin in the Game
[Praise for Happiness by Design] The book that will make you quit your job * New Statesman *