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Engineering Happiness Webinar with Professor Sarin
Thursday, December 12, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online Webinar

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Contact: Alumni Career Services (310) 825-8216

Engineering Happiness

Thursday, December 12, 2013

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Pacific



As we end the year, UCLA Anderson Alumni Career Services offers a webinar of good tidings in the holiday spirit.


Professor Rakesh Sarin has been conducting research on happiness with Manel Baucells for over a decade. In their book, Engineering Happiness, they distill their provacative findings into a lively, accessible guide for a wide audience. Integrating their own research with the latest thinking in the behavioral and social sciences – including maangement science, psychology and economics – they offer a new approach to the puzzle of happiness. Woven throughout with wisdom from the world’s religions and literatures, Engineering Happiness, has something to offer everyone – regardless of background profession, or aspiration – who wants to better understand, control, and attain a more content life. 

In this session, Professor Sarin: 

  • • Shows how a few major principles can explain how happiness works and why it is so elusive
  • • Demonstrates how the essence of attaining happiness is choice
  • • Explores how to avoid happiness traps
  • • Tells how to recognize happiness triggers in everyday life

Fee and Registration

FREE for UCLA Anderson alumni, students and staff. 

Register at: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/alumni/event-details?eid=3769

For questions, contact Alumni.Career.Services@anderson.ucla.edu or 310-825-8216.

About the Speaker:

Professor Sarin has been a member of the UCLA Anderson faculty for over 25 years and holds the Paine Chair in Management in the Decisions, Operations & Technology Management department. He has developed models that have found applications in project evaluation, new product development decisions, and analyzing risks to human health and the environment. He has served as a consultant to several private and public organizations. His theoretical interests are in preference theory, decisions under uncertainty and equity and fairness in decision-making. 

Professor Sarin has a PhD in Operations Management from UCLA, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a BE Mechanical Engineering from M.R. Engineering College, Jaipur.