Investing in Happiness: A Guide to Buying the Good Life

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar Ph.D. | Author | Founder at Happiness Studies Academy


Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer.  He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, “Positive Psychology” and “The Psychology of Leadership.”  His books have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have appeared on best-seller lists around the world. Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. 

The topics he lectures on include leadership, education, ethics, politics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness.  He is the co-founder and chief learning officer of The Happiness Studies Academy and Potentialife. An avid sportsman, Tal won the U.S. Intercollegiate and Israeli National squash championships.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard.


  • Why Financial Well-Being is NOT central to our happiness
  • How sports, in Tal’s case squash, can become a blueprint for cultivating happiness
  • How to spend money on things that make you happy
  • Tal explains the science behind the relationship between happiness and money
  • Beyond your basic needs, money doesn’t do much towards your happiness, unless you do this…….(need to listen!)
  • Why the illusion of wealth, is often just an illusion  
  • How the SPIRE model cultivates happiness
  • How hardships can teach us about our ability to embody resiliency
  • The difference between a job description and a calling description
  • How finding your ‘calling’ might be closer than you think


  • “It’s not just the objective circumstances that matter but the subjective interpretation that matter” Tal Ben-Shahar
  • “It’s important to learn how to embrace boredom” Tal Ben-Shahar
  • “The ultimate value of money lies in how much happiness it brings” Tal Ben-Shahar
  • “The difference between depression and sadness is depression is sadness without hope” Tal Ben-Shahar
  • “He can find happiness who can find joy in the solitude in his room” Blaise Pascal French Philosopher


You Might Also Like...

No Comments

    Leave a Reply