E101: The Happiness Expert That Made 51 Million People Happier: Mo Gawdat

E101: The Happiness Expert That Made 51 Million People Happier: Mo Gawdat

By Steven Bartlett

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

Monday, 11 October

It’s hard to know where to begin describing such an incredible person as Mo Gawdat. He’s co-founded over 20 businesses, he’s the author of the ground-breaking ‘Solve for Happy’ and he was chief business officer of the pioneering wing of google, Google X, the ‘moonshot factory’ where they work on all the latest technologies like self-driving cars and robots. 
But most importantly, Mo has learnt perspective about life. When his son died, this sent him on an incredible journey to look within himself and find the ‘happiness equation’, a simple technique that can help us all reduce our unhappiness and appreciate life, and ourselves, more.
Mo’s new book is all about Artificial Intelligence. Mo has always been focused on the future and what’s coming next. And for the first time, working on A.I., he was scared. But what Mo found, and what he shares with us, is that the next technological age that’s coming can be a Utopia, if we choose to make it.
Topics: Why did you write a book about happiness? The passing of your son Ali What is the cause of unhappiness Is happiness a choice? Why my brain is not me Time - The importance of being present The last thing Ali told me No one would rewrite their history How do I know which ambitions to follow? Gratitude Conditional love vs unconditional love Romantic love The greatest pandemic of our time Our question segment
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Mo: https://twitter.com/MGawdat? https://www.instagram.com/mo_gawdat/?hl=en
   Mo’s new book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scary-Smart-Future-Artificial-Intelligence/dp/1529077184

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