“Part of being sustainable is to have the passion and joy to do something really well for the long term and have a positive impact on the world. In this session, Anahita Moghaddam and I will discuss how happiness is the pillar of success and sustainability. And how awakening organizations have the power to change the world.”
Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google[X] – Google’s “moonshot factory” responsible for some of the company’s most audacious projects, such as self-driving cars and a balloon-powered global internet. Before he joined Google[x], Mo was one of the leading drivers in Google’s global expansion, starting and running the offices of the company in 50 countries.
But when his 21 years old son Ali died during a routine surgical operation in 2014, Mo turned to the “happiness equation” they had worked on together, in an attempt to come to terms with his tragic loss. His book, Solve for Happy, (released by Larousse in France in January 2018) reveals the theories supporting his equation and is the first step in Mo’s “moonshot project” to make 1 Billion people happy through his NGO #onebillionhappy. He has also developed a “happiness at work” corporate training with which he trained over 2,000 Google employees, and executives form Citi Group, Credit Suisse and other global brands.