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Does happiness lead to success?

Andrew Badham - 2019-02-25 15:51:15

  Which came first? There are many “chicken or the egg” scenarios when it comes to examining human behaviour. One that is of particular interest to many is the happiness/success correlation. Which came first, or more to the point, which caused which? One might think that it doesn’t really matter which one causes which considering happiness and success are both wonderful things to have. So, who cares which one you get first if they ultimately lead to both? Well, simply... Read more

How optimism could kill your start-up

Andrew Badham - 2018-10-09 08:20:44

A recent study published in the European Economic Review had, what I assume many people found to be, counterintuitive findings. Optimism and entrepreneurship don’t mix. In short, entrepreneurs with above average reported levels of optimism earned 30% less than those without rose tinted specs; a hard pill to swallow for believers in the law of attraction. Those who find this new information hard to believe might have a simple question quite rightly permeating their brains: How could optim... Read more