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Mo Gawdat

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About Mo

  • Former Chief Business Officer, Google X

  • 4x Bestselling Author

  • Host, #1 Mental Health Podcast, Slo Mo

  • Founder, One Billion Happy

  • Co-Founder, Unstressable

  • Chief AI Officer, Flight Story

Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google [X]; host of the popular podcast, Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat; author of the international bestselling books Solve for Happy; Scary SmartThat Little Voice in Your Head; and Unstressable; founder of One Billion Happy; and Chief AI Officer of Flight Story.


After a 30 year career in tech and serving as Chief Business Officer at Google [X], Google's 'moonshot factory' of innovation, Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with some of the wisest people in the world. In recent years, he has focused on the dangerous implications of rapid AI development.

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Mo Gawdat's Happiness Formula: Retrain Your Brain to Be Happy Now

Mo Gawdat's Happiness Formula: Retrain Your Brain to Be Happy Now

Is happiness a choice?  And if so, can it be engineered?  Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google X and founder of One Billion Happy, believes this is true.  In fact, he's used his three decades of success in the tech industry to engineer his very own "happiness algorithm" to help all of us achieve this mind frame. Gawdat began his mission to conquer happiness after experiencing the ultimate tragedy.  In 2014, Mo suddenly lost his beloved son, Ali, which thrust him into depression and an existential reckoning with life's fragility. Rather than succumbing to this ultimate despair, Gawdat turned his grief into a catalyst for transformation. He soon embarked on a profound journey of self-discovery and healing, driven by a newfound mission to spread happiness and well-being to the world. Drawing from his personal experience and extensive research, Mo has authored the international bestseller "Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy” and continues to champion his message of happiness to millions worldwide. Via his writing, speaking engagements, and podcast, Gawdat offers practical tools and strategies for finding joy in the face of adversity.Mo's commitment to spreading happiness has touched millions of lives.  He continues to inspire people from all walks of life to embrace happiness as a fundamental choice, as well as empower them to engineer their own paths to fulfillment. Tony and Sage Robbins are excited to share this special presentation from a 2022 private event with their Platinum Partners in Mexico. Let Mo Gawdat’s poignant insights help you create your own happiness journey today! Watch more videos like this 👇 LET IT GO! Surrender to Happiness with Michael Singer: How to be happy | Tony Robbins Podcast: Jordan Peterson - "Most People Learn This TOO LATE In Life": SHOW NOTES: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:00:15 Sage Robbins Intro 00:00:55 The luckiest man you’ll ever meet 00:03:00 An ultimatum leads to a new path 00:04:05 How the birth of Ali gave Mo purpose 00:05:31 "The more life gave me, the more unhappy I became” 00:08:22 An engineering approach to creating happiness 00:10:45 Mo details the tragic passing of his son 00:11:45 Be everywhere and part of everyone 00:14:03 Create happiness by making others happy 00:15:09 The wisdom of Supertramp 00:21:10 Happiness is the absence of unhappiness 00:22:30 Mo’s algorithm 00:23:45 Happiness is not a result of the events of your life 00:27:45 "Happiness is a choice” 00:28:43 The Happiness Equation 00:32:45 The problem with dopamine 00:35:45 Unhappiness is a survival mechanism 00:39:18 Matthieu Ricard: The world’s happiest man? 00:46:00 Accept the things you cannot change 00:49:05 MIT Study 00:51:00 Accept that pain never goes away 00:53:56 Question #1 from audience: “How long did it take you to train your brain? 01:00:19 Question #2 from audience: How can I use meditation to get to the happiness state? 01:04:48 Question #3 from audience: How can I help someone else be happy? 01:07:56 Question #4 from audience: How do you find happiness when constantly focusing on what could go wrong? 01:14:47 Question #5 from audience: How best do we utilize your teachings with our children? 01:21:00 Sign off Follow Tony Robbins: Facebook: Instagram: TikTok: Twitter: LinkedIn: Website: Tony Robbins is a #1 New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. For more than four and a half decades, millions of people have enjoyed the warmth, humor and dynamic presentation of Mr. Robbins' corporate and personal development events. As the nation's #1 life and business strategist, he's called upon to consult and coach some of the world's finest athletes, entertainers, Fortune 500 CEOs, and even presidents of nations. Learn more at
EMERGENCY EPISODE: Ex-Google Officer Finally Speaks Out On The Dangers Of AI! - Mo Gawdat | E252

EMERGENCY EPISODE: Ex-Google Officer Finally Speaks Out On The Dangers Of AI! - Mo Gawdat | E252

If You Enjoyed This Episode You Must Watch This One With Mustafa Suleyman Google AI Exec: 0:00 Intro 02:54 Why is this podcast important? 04:09 What's your background & your first experience with AI? 08:43 AI is alive and has more emotions than you 11:45 What is artificial intelligence? 20:53 No one's best interest is the same, doesn't this make AI dangerous? 24:47 How smart really is AI? 27:07 AI being creative 29:07 AI replacing Drake 31:53 The people that should be leading this 34:09 What will happen to everyone's jobs? 46:06 Synthesising voices 47:35 AI sex robots 50:22 Will AI fix loneliness? 52:44 AI actually isn't the threat to humanity 56:25 We're in an Oppenheimer moment 01:03:18 We can just turn it off...right? 01:04:23 The security risks 01:07:58 The possible outcomes of AI 01:18:25 Humans are selfish and that's our problem 01:23:25 This is beyond an emergency 01:25:20 What should we be doing to solve this? 01:36:36 What it means bringing children into this world 01:42:11 Your overall prediction 01:50:34 The last guest's question You can purchase Mo’s book, ‘Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World’, here: Follow Mo: Instagram: My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' per order link: Join this channel to get access to perks: Follow:  Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Follow me:  Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors:  Huel: Bluejeans: Whoop:
Mo Gawdat: A WARNING about Stress & Anxiety! This Is Causing 70% Of Heart Attacks In Young People!

Mo Gawdat: A WARNING about Stress & Anxiety! This Is Causing 70% Of Heart Attacks In Young People!

Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer for Google X, the founder of ‘One Billion Happy’ foundation, and co-founder of ‘Unstressable’. He is the bestselling author of books such as, ‘Solve for Happy’, ‘Scary Smart’, and ‘That Little Voice in Your Head’. 00:00 Intro 02:01 Mo How Are You Doing? 07:08 Mo's New Book & The State Of The World 12:31 The Speed Of The World 17:14 Stress Is The New Addiction 26:41 Will I Lose Productivity Without Stress? 31:06 What is TONN? The Origin Of Stress 36:07 Upsetting People With Change & Choosing To Put Ourselves First 43:31 What Is Loss Aversion? 50:43 The Noise Of Stress 01:01:38 How Do We Spot Our Own Stress? 01:04:49 Are We Really Too Busy? 01:12:18 Setting Limits & Prioritising The Important Stuff 01:18:20 How Our Childhood Impact In Our Bias To Workaholism 01:22:22 Loss And How Long We Have Left 01:29:02 Passport Control Detention 01:29:49 How Do We Undo Stress 01:44:02 Work / Life Balance 01:44:52 The Impact Of AI 02:02:04 Being Successful And Balanced 02:16:20 Love & Relationship Advice 02:26:17 Why Some People Don't Find A Partner 02:34:22 Becoming Unstressable 02:40:15 Mo's Family Heartache 02:44:53 What Would You Tell The First People You Loved You can purchase Mo’s newest book, ‘Unstressable: A Practical Guide to Stress-Free Living’, available on 9th May 2024, here: Follow Mo: Instagram - Twitter - YouTube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now - Follow me: Join this channel to get access to perks: Follow our Shorts channel for more content: Sponsors: Linkedin Ads: Shopify:
The Science Of Happiness: New Insights - Mo Gawdat

The Science Of Happiness: New Insights - Mo Gawdat

Mo Gawdat is an entrepreneur, former Chief Business Officer at Google, and an author. We often experience stress without knowing where it's coming from. Although we feel overwhelmed, we struggle to pinpoint the source. So how should we go about assessing our lives and reducing our stress? Expect to learn why the modern world is so stressful for young people, what Mo means when he says young people are comfortably numb, how to assess stress and where it is probably coming from, the things you’re not aware of which cause emotional stress, the most important habits you should implement if you want to become peaceful and much more... - 00:00 Why is the Modern World So Stressful? 09:19 Becoming Numb to Emotions 13:29 Different Responses to Stress 20:21 What Stress Does to Our Bodies 28:19 Removing Unnecessary Suffering 35:01 Tips to Build a Gratitude Routine 40:25 Knowing When to Slow Down 47:10 The Hidden Causes of Emotional Stress 59:16 Commonalities in the Happiest People 1:05:18 The Role of Physical Stress 1:13:39 What Does Spiritual Stress Mean? 1:22:21 Advice to Those Who Don’t Want to Change 1:26:45 Where to Find Mo - Get access to every episode 10 hours before YouTube by subscribing for free on Spotify - or Apple Podcasts - Get my free Reading List of 100 life-changing books here - Try my productivity energy drink Neutonic here - - Get in touch in the comments below or head to... Instagram: Twitter: Email:
The Most EYE OPENING Speech On Why You're NOT HAPPY In Life... | Mo Gawdat

The Most EYE OPENING Speech On Why You're NOT HAPPY In Life... | Mo Gawdat

Subscribe to Friday Five for my popular weekly newsletter - my tips, my experience, my inspiration, what’s working for me. A high five from me to you: Happiness is a choice. It’s a bold statement, but it’s one I wholeheartedly support. Whether you agree with this statement, or whether the idea sits a little uncomfortably with you, I think you are going to get a lot out of this uplifting conversation. #feelbetterlivemore ----- Connect with Mo: Website Instagram Twitter Facebook YouTube @MoGawdatOfficial Mo’s books: Solve For Happy That Little Voice In Your Head #feelbetterlivemore #feelbetterlivemorepodcast ------- Sign up to my new newsletter - Friday Five Order Happy Mind Happy Life. UK version, US & Canada version Feel Great Lose Weight is available to order in the UK and in the US & Canada Dr Chatterjee’s book Feel Better in 5 is out now in the UK and in the US and Canada Order Dr Chatterjee’s book The Stress Solution Find Dr Chatterjee’s 4 Pillars of Health in The 4 Pillar Plan available via The US version, How to Make Disease Disappear is available via ----- Listen to all previous podcast episodes on or via these podcast platforms by searching for 'Feel Better, Live More'. Apple Podcasts - Acast - Stitcher - Spotify - ----- Follow Dr Chatterjee at: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Newsletter: DISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast or on my website.




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