How to Fail with Elizabeth Day interviews Mo Gawdat

How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is the phenomenal Mo Gawdat. Mo is the former chief business officer at Google X; a man who had all the material, personal and professional success he could ever have desired but who still wasn’t happy. So he spent 12 years addressing the problem of his own unhappiness with his scientific and technological skills and came up with an algorithm for happiness. Yes, that’s right, Mo claims that by following his equation, you can be happy. Forever. When his 21-year-old son Ali died during a routine medical procedure, Mo faced the toughest challenge of his life. In the wake of such devastation, could he ever truly be happy again? Would his algorithm work...for him? This is one of the most mind-expanding interviews I have ever done. Mo has such fascinating things to say about surviving grief, the illusion of time, how we exist separately from our brains, how break-ups always serve us and why life is ultimately like a computer game. Meeting Mo changed my outlook on life in a fairly profound way. Those of you who have heard me talk will perhaps remember the story of Becky the Brain. Well, this is the guy who taught it to me. Listen, and be inspired.

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