SYLLABUS

 
 

READINGS & VIDEOS

 

DAY 1

Required

The Dragonfly Effect
The Power of Purpose [ video link]
More to Life than Being Happy [ link ]
The Power of Moments  [ link ]



Suggested

Some Key Differences between a Happy Life and a Meaningful Life [ link ]
Millennials Searching [ link ]
Your own “ What matters most to you and why?” essay (for GSB students")

DAY 2

Required

Rethinking Time  [ video link ]
Use Stories from Customers to Highlight Purpose  [ link ]
If Money Doesn’t Make You Happy, Consider Time [ link ]


Suggested

Rise and Shine [ link ]
Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling [ link ]

DAY 3

Required

Read Alphabet’s 2015 founder’s letter [ link ] and the Google 2004 IPO founder’s letter [ link ]. Consider Larry and Sergey’s journey since 1995.
The Happiness Narrative [ link ]
KPMG: Motivating Through a Sense of Corporate Purpose [ link ]

Suggested

Why Following Your Passion is Good for You (and How to Get Started) [ link ]

 
 

DAY 4

Required

How to Grow a Purpose-Driven Workforce [link]
Startups Don't Need to Choose between Profit and Purpose [ link ]
How to Cultivate Purpose in Companies [ link ]
Brandless Case [ link ]
Oh My Green Case [ link ]

Suggested

Why People Quit Their Jobs [ link ]
More than Money [ video link ]
Letter from Birmingham Jail [ link ]

DAY 5

Required

How Awe Expands our Perceptions
of Time  [ video link ]
The Road to Self-Renewal [ link ]
Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile [ link ]
Top Five Regrets of Dying [ link ]

Suggested

The Surprising Science of Happiness [ link ]
What’s a Delightful Way to Get More Time Out of the Day? [ link ]