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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:
"Life As We Know It Will Will Be Gone Soon" - Dangers Of AI & Humanity's Future | Mo Gawdat

"Life As We Know It Will Will Be Gone Soon" - Dangers Of AI & Humanity's Future | Mo Gawdat

Listen to Impact Theory on Amazon Music: Restart Your Life in 7 Days: After reading Mo Gawdat’s book, Scary Smart, I knew right away this conversation was a must. As I think about AI’s capabilities – the good, the bad and possibly terrifying, I realize how serious this moment is in history for humanity. Mo Gawdat is the former chief business officer for Google X and has built a monumental career in the tech industry working with the biggest names to reshape and reimagine the world as we know it. From IBM to Microsoft, Mo has lived at the cutting edge of technology and has taken a strong stance that AI is a bigger threat to humanity than global warming. The AI dilemma is reshaping our future whether you’re in favor of it or not. The question is, are we even close to being prepared for humanity’s collision with artificial intelligence? Strap in for the ride, we’re diving headfirst into this conversation and uncovering the alarming truth about how vulnerable we actually are and what that means for the next decade ahead. QUOTES: “It really is about a point of no return. Where if we cross that point of no return we have very little chance to bring the genie back into the bottle.” “There is no shutting down AI, there is no reversing it, there is no stopping development of it.” “We’ve never created a nuclear weapon that can create nuclear weapons.” “The growth on the next chip in your phone is going to be a million times more than the computer that put people on the moon.” “When we ask computers to communicate, at first they communicate like we tell them, but if they're intelligent enough, they'll start to say, ‘that's too slow.’” “One of our better scenarios, believe it or not, is that AI ignores us altogether.” “Technology today can influence one human at a time.” Follow Mo Gawdat: Website: YouTube: Twitter: Instagram:




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