9. Is this guy for real?

21 Oct

I believe in the idea of enjoying what you do, but this guy takes “whistle while you work” to a whole new level. Alexander Kjerulf, AKA The Chief Happiness Officer, is one of the world’s leading experts in happiness at work. He speaks and consults at businesses all over the world, including leading organizatons like IBM, Hilton, LEGO, HP, IKEA and many others.

“Because loving what you do is just that damn important!”

Kjerulf is the author of 3 books including Happy Hour is 9 to 5 which is all about how to love your life, your job and kick butt at work. He has a background in computer science and was co-founder of an IT company called Enterprise Systems. Kjerulf prides himself on the fact that his lectures and advice is grounded in science and real-life business cases. He makes a living working with clients and groups on how to be happier. This seems like such a simple concept, and the companies he works with love it.

At his website, Positive Sharing, Kjerulf frequently posts articles and daily advice to help his followers live a jollier lifestyle. Monday advice includes tips like “Give your co-workers a morning surprise” and “Change your to-do list to a could-do list.” I found one of his articles very interesting called 10 seeeeeriously cool work places (he tends to use kitschy slang to draw in his customers). This article was actually inspiring to see all these technologically advanced and generally “happy” places that look like fun to work. Who wouldn’t want to work somewhere with a slide, like Red Bull London?











This guys is able to find the good in everything, and hey, maybe we need more people in this world like that. Alexander Kjerulf seems like the real deal and he has done some great work for companies. I would love to hear him speak and see if he really is all rainbows and sunshine, but for now I am giving him the benefit of the doubt. Keep smiling Alex!


One Response to “9. Is this guy for real?”

  1. Alexander Kjerulf October 21, 2010 at 5:07 am #

    Hi Alyssa

    Thanks for the mention – I know that happiness at work is still kind of a weird concept for many people, but it’s really catching on. More and more people refuse to slave away in jobs they hate and I think that’s just fantastic :o)



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