A Harvard MBA, New York Times bestselling author, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world, Neil Pasricha is “a pied piper of happiness” who dazzles everyone with ideas that skyrocket happiness into the stratosphere. With infectious enthusiasm, heartfelt authenticity, and a “what works” authority, Neil writes and speaks about the latest research in happiness, resiliency, and living an intentional life.
Neil’s first book, The Book of Awesome, was a runaway #1 international bestseller with millions of copies sold. He has since written six other global bestsellers, including The Happiness Equation, which shows how everyone can be happier and put their mental health first; and, his most recent, You Are Awesome, which aims to change the way we view failure and help us build resilience. In addition, his internationally acclaimed blog, 1000 Awesome Things, has scored over 50 million hits and twice won the Webby Award for “Best Blog in the World.”
Having earned his Master’s degree from the Harvard Business School, focusing on leadership and organizational behaviour, Neil spent a decade working for Walmart as their director of leadership development. He now travels the globe to share his messages of 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 time, with more than three million views.
Neil’s writing and work have 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 also hosts an award-winning, Top 100 iTunes podcast, “3 Books”; and shares his latest writing weekly on his blog, through his e-newsletter, with 30,000+ subscribers, and to his large social media community.
In 2018, Neil was recognized as one of Canada’s “top 40 under 40”.