103 Navigating the Game of Life - Mo Gawdat
How can happiness arise from a devastating loss? Is it possible to choose happiness over despair? What can we learn about life from video games? These may seem like unrelated questions, but today’s guest brings them together in a fascinating discussion.
I’m thrilled to share my interview with Mo Gawdat, the Chief Business Officer at Google’s [X]. This is an elite team of engineers who make up Google’s futurist “dream factory.” At the early age of eight, Mo decided to focus on a topic of interest each year and learn as much as possible. This incredible habit lead to some life-changing discoveries. I found his new book, Solve for Happy, to be a wonderful mixture of engineering genius and a huge empathetic heart. You’ll see this unique mix in our interview.
Mo’s bio: In the past ten years, Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with thousands of people in more than a hundred countries. He is also a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded more than twenty businesses. He speaks Arabic, English, and German. In 2014, motivated by the tragic loss of his son, Ali, Mo began pouring his findings into his first book, titled Solve for Happy.
Interview Links & Other Resources
Solve for Happy by Mo Gawdat
Follow Mo on Twitter (use hashtags #10MillionHappy and #SolveForHappy to tweet about Mo and the book)