A Harvard MBA, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning blogger, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world, Neil Pasricha is “a pied piper of happiness” who dazzles audiences with ideas that skyrocket happiness into the stratosphere. With infectious enthusiasm, heartfelt authenticity, and a “what works” authority, Pasricha draws on the latest research in happiness to increase individual performance and create a more positive and productive workplace.
Pasricha spent a decade with Walmart as the director of leadership development, where he perfected the art of distilling academic white papers into simple and actionable models for business managers. He now travels all over the globe sharing messages on happiness to Fortune 500 companies, schools, and non-profits. His Ted Talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” has been ranked as one of the most inspiring of all times with more than three million views. His clients have included Amex, Audi, GE, Genentech, Google, Samsung, Shopify, Uber, SXSW, and more.
Pasricha’s first book, The Book of Awesome, was a runaway #1 international bestseller with millions of copies sold. Since then, he has published seven bestsellers, including The Happiness Equation, as well as his most recent book, You Are Awesome, which explores how to change the way we view failure and build resilience. His internationally acclaimed blog, 1000 Awesome Things, has scored over 50 million hits and twice won the “Best Blog” award from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences,
As a management consultant, Pasricha has advised Fortune 50 companies on top level leadership strategies, and, in partnership with Harvard University, designed one of the first global leadership development programs inside a Fortune 10 company. Pasricha earned his Master’s degree from Harvard Business School, specializing in leadership and organizational behaviour.
Pasricha’s writing and work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, China Daily, The Jakarta Post, The Sydney Herald, and Wired. He has also appeared on The Today Show, The Early Show, and The Oprah Winfrey Network. Pasricha is also the host of iTunes top 100 podcast, “3 Books”.