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The Business of Giving

by Svetlana Saitsky The entrepreneur – with that entrepreneurial spirit, they say. A risk taker, moving and hustling, busy and bustling, all to manifest her or his own ideas from mere theory and dreamscapes into the tangible, real world, ultimately actualizing real profit, goals, and the worldwide change. Personally, I am wildly inspired by entrepreneurs: […]

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Everyday Happiness: Trading Time for Money isn’t Good Enough

by Mehdi Kajbaf Our Everyday Happiness feature stories are about how the search for happiness has shaped who we are and how we live. This series is open not only to regular Delivering Happiness contributors, but to guest posters from the Delivering Happiness movement, Very Happy People, and… you. If you are interested in telling […]

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A Company that Fires No One

Summary: The current ways of doing business may be nothing more than old habits that didn’t work particularly well in the first place. This is hard to believe, but apparently a technology company called NextJump has a policy that does not allow firing their employees. (NextJump manages employee rewards programs for scores of Fortune 1,000 […]

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Happiness and the Sharing Economy

by Javier Munoz It is not a coincidence that both the Sharing Economy and the concept of Collaborative Consumption are converging tendencies supported by our Happiness Framework, and in general, by what positive psychologist report as key factors for driving happiness. The Sharing Economy was born as a necessity to respond to the dire consequences of an extended recession which […]

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3 Steps to Building an Engaged Workforce

Summary: It’s not easy to build a happy and engaged workforce but these three steps can help you get started. –          Making sure your leadership team is engaged –          Finding out the truth about how your employees feel about your organization –          Survey or interview employees to find engagement gaps Over the past twelve months I’ve had […]

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Want to Love Work? Uncover Your Genius!

by Laura Garnett Everyone wants a job they love. It’s a basic part of our psychological wiring. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the author of Flow, says that, contrary to popular belief, not only do we feel better doing work than doing nothing, we are happiest when we are working.  The reason that the cocktail sipping beach scene […]

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