Author of The Book of Awesome and 1000 Awesome Things
Sometimes the simplest things in life can bring us the most happiness. Neil Pasricha wants to share all of them with the world. What started as a hobby to try and help Pasricha feel better about life is now an internet phenomenon and has gathered over 45 million views. Pasricha's goal was to post one awesome thing every weekday for 1000 consecutive weekdays over four years. He posted his final Awesome Thing on April 19, 2012. His book, The Book of Awesome is a #1 international bestseller currently released in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, India, Korea, New Zealand, the UK, and United States. It spent over a hundred weeks on the paperback bestseller list, after a year on the hardcover list. Pasricha has followed up on that success with another international bestseller, The Book of (Even More) Awesome, and national bestseller The Book of (Holiday) Awesome. In 2012, Awesome made its way to #3 overall in The Globe and Mail's annual "Full Year Bestseller List" for non-fiction.
1000 Awesome Things and The Book of Awesome point out universal feelgood signposts that help us stay afloat in troubling times. Pasricha's uplifting lists serve not as fluffy distractions or placating gimmicks, but as reminders of why "life really is awesome after all" (The Guardian) and how we can enjoy it to its fullest by focusing on the things that fill us with joy. As a speaker, Pasricha brims with passion and charisma and tells audiences how focusing on awesome has helped him through tough times and can help change your perspective on life. Pasricha conducts seminars to teach groups how to bring awesome principles to life in their organization.
Pasricha's TED Talk, "The 3 A's of Awesome", has over 1.2 million views. He has been featured by CNN, BBC, CBS, MSNBC, CBC, NPR, The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Sydney Herald, China Daily, The Jakarta Post, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Slate, The Gayle King Show, Martha Stewart Living, The Huffington Post, and WIRED.
How To Be Awesome At Work
What do you get when you cross a Harvard MBA, three #1 bestselling Awesome books, and years creating development programs for Fortune 50 companies? You find the four "S's" to make your workplace awesome. In this endlessly applicable talk, Neil Pasricha leaves your group with takeaways that can be applied at no cost, and which drive employee engagement and passion. Sharing a richly-developed set of work values—Social, Structure, Stimulation, and Story—he shows you how to work better, happier, and more productively. When you become aware of the awesome things that can—and do—happen every day at work, incredible opportunities arise. With heartfelt storytelling, breakthrough happiness research, and lots of laughs, Pasricha will take your audience to a very awesome place.
3 Steps To Being AWESOME!
Neil Pasricha has turned his observations of awesome moments in life into a global phenomenon. Every day Pasricha celebrates a universal joy in life each day such as "popping bubble wrap," "the cold side of the pillow" and "snow days." Pasricha excites and motivates college crowds around the world to follow their dreams, respect themselves, and savor every moment of life. After graduating with honors from Harvard Business School and Queen's School of Business, Pasricha followed the herd into the cubicle world at Procter & Gamble. Suddenly he realized life's too short to save your dreams for tomorrow...so he quit and started up his own restaurant, became a comedy writer, created an award-winning blog, and wrote a bestselling book. Now he tells his story and raises roofs of college campuses around the world with his heart-warming and fist-pumping 3 Steps to Being AWESOME!
The Search For AWESOME Leadership
#1 International bestselling author, multimillion hit blogger, and Harvard MBA Neil Pasricha's take on becoming an awesome leader has inspired audiences around the world. Neil has worked and consulted with leaders at Fortune 500 companies like Proctor & Gamble, Citigroup, and The Royal Bank as well as led Leadership Development at Walmart. After writing the bestselling The Book of Awesome, Pasricha has successfully merged his skills at identifying simple pleasures and moments that matter with his sharp leadership research and senior executive consulting background. His speeches motivate and encourage teams around the world to take the next step towards truly authentic and awesome leadership using his 3 A's of Awesome model. With a passionate stage-on-fire delivery and side-splitting wit, Pasricha is sure to keep your team buzzing for months.
Bringing Your Company's Story to Life
In today's marketplace, culture is becoming one of the most vital competitive advantages an organization can possess. Infusing his workshops with his infectious energy, Neil Pasricha helps strengthen and define your organization's story—leaving participants with smiles on their faces, and a better understanding of what makes their organization unique. In this highly interactive workshop, Neil Pasricha helps your employees rediscover their inner awesome. Bookended with micro-keynotes, Pasricha leads participants through three phases of exercises. In the first phase, participants list every way their organization influences people—from clients to employees to their community. Then, employees draw pictures that represent five of their organization's values, producing an insightful—and sometimes hilarious—look into what defines your organization. Finally, Pasricha leads a round table discussion to uncover new ideas that bring your organization's story to life.
I've been thinking about your presentation at the Sharp assembly the other night and the discussions I've had with colleagues afterwards. Your overarching theme of finding and appreciating all things awesome is a theme sorely missing in healthcare. Much of our current dialogue centers around regulations, decreased reimbursement, reform, a whole litany of things perceived as being done to our profession. Frequently lost is the day-to-day appreciation of what it means to be a doctor. The interactions, trust, healing, laughter, camaraderie, sadness, and vulnerabilities that come with taking care of patients are gifts to be enjoyed and appreciated. Sadly, the prism that we start with where we can see these qualities clearly, rapidly becomes clouded. There is a real role for your work within healthcare; the more penetration your philosophies have, the more satisfaction, quality, and longevity we'll see. I hope that as your next book continues to evolve, elements germane to doctors, nurses, and medical students find their way in. If you have ideas or thoughts, please feel free to bounce them off me anytime.
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University Of Ottawa
"Neil's models for living life provide a clear window for seeing the world and making tough decisions. He made the University of Ottawa buzz with energy and positivity!"
The Book of (Holiday) Awesome
There's nothing like the holidays. They bring out the best, and sometimes the worst, in everyone. Luckily, Neil Pasricha is here to remind us that not only are the holidays great but there's actually even more to celebrate than we realize. From Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa to such holidays as Mother's Day and Father's Day, Thanksgiving, and beyond, The Book of (Holiday) Awesome will show you why holidays are . . . AWESOME!
The Book of (Even More) Awesome
From the author of the #1 International Bestseller "The Book of Awesome" and the award-winning, multimillion-hit website 1000awesomethings.com comes...EVEN MORE of the little things that make us smile every day! Neil Pasricha is back with a collection of hundreds more awesome things that deserve celebration including:
-Coming back to your own bed after a long trip
-Sneaking cheaper candy into the movie theater -Stepping on dry crunchy leaves on the sidewalk
-Letting go of the gas pump perfectly so you end on a round number
-When a baby falls asleep on you
-Finally peeing after holding it forever
-Pulling a weed and getting all the roots with it
-Seeing old people holding hands
-When your pet notices you're in a bad mood and comes to see you
-When your windshield wipers match the beat of the song you're listening to
-The smooth feeling on your teeth after you get your braces off
-When the hiccups stop
-Driving from a rough road onto a smooth one
-When the houseguest leaves
-When the person you're meeting is even later than you are
-Getting the keys to your first apartment
There's even space for you to write your very own Awesome Things in the back. Because couldn't we all use (even more) AWESOME!?
The Book of Awesome
The author behind 1000awesomethings.com celebrates the good things in life—by the sheer power of their awesomeness. Based on the award-winning blog 1000awesomethings.com, The Book of Awesome is a high five for humanity and a big celebration of life's little moments and the underappreciated, simple things that make us happy, from popping bubble wrap to hitting a bunch of green lights in a row, to waking up thinking it's Monday and realizing it's Saturday. With wise, witty observations from writer Neil Pasricha, this treasure trove is filled with smile-inducing musings that make readers feel like kids looking at the world for the first time: AWESOME!
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