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The meaning of life is happiness – just not your own

A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to give a speech about a brand new (for me) topic: Why are we here, alive, in this universe? What’s the meaning of life? What is a good life and how do you get it? Based on lessons from philosophy, psychology and neuroscience, I make the claim … Continue reading The meaning of life is happiness – just not your own

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How WD-40 built a billion-dollar business with happiness

In this AMAZING speech from our International Conference on Happiness at Work, CEO Garry Ridge gives you a look “under the hood” of one of the world’s most recognized brands, WD-40 Company,  where 98% of employees say they “love to work.” This high engagement has resulted in a company that has doubled in revenue in … Continue reading How WD-40 built a billion-dollar business with happiness

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Aaron Sorkin: “When you feel good you do the best writing.”

I’m currently taking an online masterclass where Aaron Sorkin, the legendary writer behind The West Wing, A Few Good Men, The Social Network and many others, teaches screen writing. In one lesson, he underscored the importance of feeling happy while writing: Remember, writing and painting a fence are two different things. Painting a fence may … Continue reading Aaron Sorkin: “When you feel good you do the best writing.”

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Hiring For Happiness at Lykki

How do you hire the right people? And maybe more importantly: How do you avoid hiring the wrong people? Calvin Johnson, the founder of Lykki, an e-commerce retailer based in Vancouver, shares some fun and innovative ways they screen and test job applicants. Related Extreme Interviewing at Menlo Innovations Hiring for happiness at Southwest Airlines … Continue reading Hiring For Happiness at Lykki

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Hiring For Happiness at Menlo Innovations

Tech company Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, Michigan have a VERY different way of hiring and interviewing new employees. They call it Extreme Interviewing, and it is not only much more efficient than the traditional approach, it also has a much better success rate in hiring the right candidates (and eliminating the wrong ones) AND … Continue reading Hiring For Happiness at Menlo Innovations

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We need more science in business

Yesterday I participated in the Copenhagen March for Science – part of a global movement to celebrate science and the role it plays in our live. It was tremendously cool to march through the streets of Copenhagen along with hundreds of other science enthusiasts and it’s easy to see that it has never been more … Continue reading We need more science in business

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Our next Chief Happiness Officer Academy is sold out

Our next Chief Happiness Officer Academy in Copenhagen in June is already sold out with 25 participants from 14 countries and a long waiting list. Sign up here, if you want to be notified of future CHO Academies and learn all about the science and practice of creating happier workplaces. But the good news is … Continue reading Our next Chief Happiness Officer Academy is sold out

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Another CHO is born

Kristian Fischer, The Global VP of Professional Services at Tradeshift just changed his title to Chief Happiness Officer. Here’s how he announced it: Yes! Finally got a new a new title – and I’m loving it already… Strongly inspired by a great new book by Alexander Kjerulf I have taken a decision to change my … Continue reading Another CHO is born

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Your job: Make someone smile!

Danish CEO and entrepreneur Peer Krogh had one main message for his employees: ”The most important thing is really this: Have you made someone smile today? If you have, you’ve done a good job.” He passed away in 2013, but the company still has that message written in the office and on badges like the … Continue reading Your job: Make someone smile!

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Announcing the Woohoo Inc Fellowship essay contest

Are you passionate about creating happier workplaces? We are offering two students the chance to attend our International Conference on Happiness at Work in Copenhagen in May free of charge. All you have to do is write an essay and post it to LinkedIn or your own blog/website and then send us an email with … Continue reading Announcing the Woohoo Inc Fellowship essay contest

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Learn how compassion at work boosts happiness and results

We already had a great program for our big International Conference on Happiness at Work in May – and it just got even better 🙂 The latest addition to the program is a talk by Vibeke Lunding-Gregersen and Henrik Tingleff about corporate compassion. Compassion is an exceptional ability that made homo sapiens victorious in the … Continue reading Learn how compassion at work boosts happiness and results

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You should subscribe to our Youtube channel

We are really close to 1,000 subscribers on our Youtube channel which will unlock some new features in Youtube – so could you do us a favor and click here and subscribe to the channel? Thank you 🙂 The channel has a ton of popular videos on happiness at work and we regularly add new … Continue reading You should subscribe to our Youtube channel

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I’m back from speaking in Shanghai and Austin

We’re back from 2 AWESOME weeks in Shanghai and Austin. It’s just crazy how the interest in happiness at work is growing all over the world. In  Shanghai I spoke at a management seminar for 100 managers from Hermés in the region. Hermés already has a strong focus on employee happiness. They LOVED my talk … Continue reading I’m back from speaking in Shanghai and Austin

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Over 100 tickets sold for our conference in May

We have already sold over 100 tickets for our Conference on Happiness at Work in Copenhagen in May. One multinational company just bought 10 tickets, so they have a large group of people bringing back all the great inspiration, knowledge and tools. And no wonder – this year’s program is our best ever with 12 AMAZING … Continue reading Over 100 tickets sold for our conference in May

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More AMAZING work from our partners around the world

We are constantly blown away by the great work our international partners do to promote happiness at work around the world. Here are just a few recent examples. Israel PlusConsulting in Israel did a Workplace Happiness seminar for 45 HR managers from leading organizations. They presented a case study of a big retail company that they … Continue reading More AMAZING work from our partners around the world

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I got blessed in NYC

In February I was in NYC to do run our latest Chief Happiness Officer Academy and while walking down a street in midtown Manhattan, I passed this lady standing on the sidewalk in front of a church. Her sign made me so curious I had to stop and talk to her to learn more and I … Continue reading I got blessed in NYC

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