Raj Raghunathan, Business Professor, Author – If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?

“We cannot all do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.”

– Mother Teresa

Raj Raghunathan is a Zale Centennial Professor of Business at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He is interested in exploring the impact that people’s judgments and decisions have on their happiness and fulfillment. Raj’s work has appeared in top journals, including The Journal of Marketing, The Journal of Consumer Research, The Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Information Systems Research, and The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His work has also been cited in several mass media outlets, including The Atlantic, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Inc, Fast Company, and The Los Angeles Times.


Raj writes about his views on happiness, creativity, and leadership on his popular Psychology Today blog (with over 2 million page views), Sapient Nature. His six-week long Coursera course on happiness (titled, A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment) currently has over 350,000 registered students from 196 countries, and was recently voted the Top MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) of 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018, and one of the Top 100 MOOCs of all time. His second MOOC on edX (Happier Employees and ROI Course) has over 5000 registered learners and was voted one of the top MOOCs of 2019. Raj’s book (titled, If you’re so smart, why aren’t you happy?) was released in the Spring of 2016 in the US, UK, and India subsequently released in 13 other languages around the world. 

Book: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?

Online course on coursera: A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment

New Course on Employee Happiness on edX.

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Topics we discuss:

  • Correlation of money with happiness?
  • Happiness from mindfulness practices?
  • M.B.A skills?
  • Morning routine
  • Meditation and Mindfulness practices
  • and much more on the happiness and fulfillment!

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