How Do You Solve for Happy? Mo Gawdat (CBO of Google [X]) shares his equation.

Have you ever struggled with happiness? Have you ever spent hours in your own head weighing-up what happiness means to you? Today on…

Thrive Global invites voices from many spheres to share their perspectives on our Community platform. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by Community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Thrive Global or its employees. More information on our Community guidelines is available here.

Have you ever struggled with happiness? Have you ever spent hours in your own head weighing up what happiness means to you? Today on Executives After Hours, Mo Gawdat (Chief Business Officer for Google X) stops by to share is an equation for happiness. His journey started when his son Ali unexpectedly passed away from a routine surgery. He is one hell of a man who isn’t swayed by much. Not even my good looks. Mo and I meet in Dubai and have a great conversation, but what struck most was his passion for solving for happiness….wait he actually wrote a booked called, Solve for Happy. He also has a nine part series on YouTube from a Stanford pop-up class. Mo Gawdat is the Chief Business Officer at Google’s [X], an elite team of engineers that comprise Google’s futuristic “dream factory.” In the past ten years, he has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with thousands of people in more than a hundred countries. He is also a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded more than twenty businesses. He speaks Arabic, English, and German. In 2014, motivated by the tragic loss of his son Ali, Mo began pouring his findings into his first book, Solve for Happy.

Originally published at

Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...


How to Fail with Elizabeth Day – The most impactful podcast I listened to in 2020

by Tanya Rai
Activity Recreation//

How Google X’s former Chief Business Officer Will Make 1 Billion People Happy

by Jake Newfield
Sean Locke / EyeEm/ Getty Images

7 Ways to Make Next Year Better Than This Year in a Matter of Minutes

by Shana Lebowitz
We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.