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 medium.com