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December 21, 2016 by Speakers' Spotlight

The Happiness Equation and Everyone’s An Artist on CBC’s 2017 Reading List!

Looking for last minute holiday gifts? Check out CBC’s 6 books for gift ideas or your 2017 reading list: Happiness Expert Neil Pasricha’s book The Happiness Equation, and Branding and Creativity Expert Ron Tite’s book Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be) are featured!

The Happiness Equation: A book on happiness although grounded in the most influential research on positive psychology should be fun and this one is fresh, funny and insightful. This Canadian’s take on being happy is shared through nine secrets complete with hand drawn quirky illustrations and loaded with evidence-based advice. My kind of reading.

Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be): Lead author and Canadian Ron Tite has just the background to argue why we all need to be more creative in our work and in our lives. He leads a content marketing agency in Toronto, was trained at the famous Second City Comedy Troupe and is a creative and compelling speaker on the circuit today. You won’t find extensive notes or research at the back of this readable and humourous 250 pager. Tite starts by congratulating the reader for being an artist, and among other things urges you to be unrealistic and to “flip the flop” by highlighting  well- and lesser-known mistakes from modern day business and great artists including Picasso and Van Gogh.

Read the whole list here.

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