Shawn Achor

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In the highly anticipated follow-up to his New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Advantage (2010) and Before Happiness (2013), Shawn Achor reveals that success and happiness are not competitive sports. Rather, they depend almost entirely on how well we connect with, relate to, and learn from each other. Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being illustrates how just as happiness is contagious, every dimension of human potential—performance, intelligence, creativity, leadership ability, and health—is influenced by those around us. When we help others become better, we reach new levels of potential as well.

After spending twelve years at Harvard UniversityAchor has become one of the world's leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His TED Talk is one of the most popular of all time, with over 16 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Additionally, his research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, and OThe Oprah Magazine. Achor has lectured in 50 countries, and has worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as the NFL, the NBA, the Pentagon, and the White House. A native Texan, he holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a master's degree from Harvard Divinity School.

VIP Experience (very limited quantity) includes a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with Shawn Achor, reserved front section seating at the event, and a signed hardcover book. Public $150, DMA Member $130

One ticket + one book: Public: $45, Member/Educator: $40, Student: $35
Two tickets + one book: Public: $75, Member/Educator: $70, Student: $65

Great experience for professional teams and team building! Purchase 10–19 tickets and get 10% off the DMA Member price. Purchase 20+ tickets and get 20% off the DMA Member price.