Michael Norton: Money can buy happiness

Another excellent TED talk in which Michael shares a simple way to buy happiness – by giving…

Michael I. Norton is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Marketing Unit and Marvin Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and English from Williams and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton. Prior to joining HBS, Professor Norton was a Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. His work has been published in a number of leading academic journals, including Science, the Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyPsychological Science, and the Annual Review of Psychology, and has been covered in media outlets such as the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

3 thoughts on “Michael Norton: Money can buy happiness

  1. I saw the whole video.He is right..Without being self praising,..I am immediaterly reminded that when I was in school in Karachi,(in the previous century ofcourse), my mom would give me 8 annas(Pak coins…meaning half of a Pak Rupee) everyday for school canteen/soft drinks etc.On certain days,I would take one of he beggars on the street to a roadside foodstalll,, give the money to the stall’s owner or the cashier to give free lunch with 8 annas to the beggar…and then actually see the beggar eat.IT REALLY MADE ME HAPPY.Those meagre 8 annas benefitted the beggar more than would have benefitted me by just having my favourite coke and patties.

    So thanks Mush.

    Farooq Shaikh


  2. very motivted mush…….i alwayz learn sumthing frm ur blogs…..will inshAllah try 2 incrz my charity bugt……jazakALLAH


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