Earning Happiness: Resource Guide
Drucker Apps rounds out this conversation with resources that will help you continue to explore the questions raised and discover how you can move from ideas to action.
- Drucker Societies around the globe are using Drucker’s core insights to create positive change in their local communities. Find out how you can join a Drucker Society.
- Sonja Lyubomirsky, psychology professor at the University of California at Riverside and author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want, recommends:
- Dan Ariely’s The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home.
- The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by The Dalai Lama.
- The PBS series This Emotional Life.
- Ed Diener, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor and co-author of Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth, suggests:
- The work of Martin Seligman.
- The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Marshall Goldsmith, a leading authority on leadership and the author of Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep it, How to Get It Back If You Lose It, recommends Old Path, White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha by Thich Nhat Hanh.
- Daniel Pink, best-selling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us recommends Stephen Pressfield’s book The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.
- Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s book Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose shares his lessons about business and life.
- Drucker Institute Executive Director Rick Wartzman’s article Peter Drucker and the Hon Hai Suicides in Bloomberg Businessweek describes Drucker’s theories on the connection between one’s work and one’s humanity in relation to the tragic happenings at the Chinese electronics manufacturer earlier this summer.
Further Drucker Reading
To read more from Peter Drucker on education and work, check out:
Managing in the Next Society, (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002), especially Chapter 3 “From Computer Literacy to Information Literacy.”
The Practice of Management, (Harper & Row, 1954), especially Chapter 13 “The Spirit of an Organization.”
Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, (Harper & Row, 1973), especially Chapter 16 “What We Know (and Don’t Know) About Work, Working and Worker.”