E101: The Happiness Expert That Made 51 Million People Happier: Mo Gawdat

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It’s hard to know where to begin describing such an incredible person as Mo Gawdat. He’s co-founded over 20 businesses, he’s the author of the ground-breaking ‘Solve for Happy’ and he was chief business officer of the pioneering wing of google, Google X, the ‘moonshot factory’ where they work on all the latest technologies like self-driving cars and robots.

But most importantly, Mo has learnt perspective about life. When his son died, this sent him on an incredible journey to look within himself and find the ‘happiness equation’, a simple technique that can help us all reduce our unhappiness and appreciate life, and ourselves, more.

Mo’s new book is all about Artificial Intelligence. Mo has always been focused on the future and what’s coming next. And for the first time, working on A.I., he was scared. But what Mo found, and what he shares with us, is that the next technological age that’s coming can be a Utopia, if we choose to make it.

Topics:
  • Why did you write a book about happiness?
  • The passing of your son Ali
  • What is the cause of unhappiness
  • Is happiness a choice?
  • Why my brain is not me
  • Time - The importance of being present
  • The last thing Ali told me
  • No one would rewrite their history
  • How do I know which ambitions to follow?
  • Gratitude
  • Conditional love vs unconditional love
  • Romantic love
  • The greatest pandemic of our time
  • Our question segment

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Mo’s new book:


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