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The Happiness Equation (2007)

Manfred Kets de Vries

The Happiness Equation

For most of us, the pursuit of happiness is the ultimate goal of existence: it gives us hope and a reason for living, motivating us to go on in spite of life's setbacks. Through coaching work with senior executives, Manfred Kets de Vries explores why many suffer from profound periods of unhappiness despite having external success. The need to achieve balance in life is explored. The dichotomy between outward success and inner success is looked at. The importance of play in people's lives is examined. The role of stress, another important topic in the happiness equation, is investigated. It is argued that there are three components in the search for happiness: humankind's exploratory needs have to be taken into consideration; people have to strive for authenticity; and an effort needs to be made to know oneself.

Also Available in:

  • Estonian as "Õnne Valem: Mõtteid õnnest ja edust". Published by Pegasus.
  • Russian. Published by Alpina.
  • Hungarian as "A boldogság egyenlete: Töprengések a Boldogságról és a Sikerről, Helikon".
  • Dutch as "Het Geluk: Een Handleiding". Published by Uitgeverij Nieuwezijds.
  • Russian as an audio version. Published by Mann, Ivanov & Feber.
  • French as "L’Equation du Bonheur". Published by Eyrolle.

IUniverse, 2007

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