Agent: Julian Alexander
Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer for Google [X], an elite team of engineers that comprise Google’s futuristic “dream factory.” In 2001, Mo, a remarkable thinker and leading technology executive, realised that despite his incredible success, he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would, examining all the provable facts and scrupulously applying logic. Eventually, his countless hours of research and science proved successful, and he discovered the equation for permanent happiness.
Thirteen years later, Mo’s algorithm would be put to the ultimate test. After the sudden death of his son, Ali, Mo and his family turned to his equation—and it saved them from despair.
In Solve for Happy (Bluebird, Pan Macmillan) Mo questions some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence, shares the underlying reasons for suffering, and plots out a step-by-step process for achieving lifelong happiness and enduring contentment. He shows us how to view life through a clear lens, teaching us how to dispel the illusions that cloud our thinking; overcome the brain’s blind spots; and embrace five ultimate truths.
Solve for Happy is Mo’s attempt to fulfil the task assigned to him by his happiness idol, his son, Ali. Mo’s hope is that by sharing Ali’s message—Ali’s peaceful way of living—he may be able to honour his memory and continue his legacy.
L.A.W. Represents Mo in association with InkWell Management.