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The Economist Book of Business Quotations by Bill Ridgers

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“Happiness

Happiness is not just a mood – it’s a work ethic

Shawn Achor, teacher and writer, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work (2010)

Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.

Theodor Adorno, sociologist (1903–69)

One day’s happiness often predicts the next day’s creativity.

Teresa Amabile, psychologist (1950–)

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Confucius, philosopher (551–479BC)

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim of life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the result to the community. ...

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