The Silicon Valley philosophy is embedded into the entire tech industry, guiding the actions of some of the biggest companies in the world, so Dr. Anna Akbari's happiness lecture looks at ways in which people can bring that philosophy to bear on their own lives. At some point or another, everyone faces strife, and the ability to cope with that is what's essential for finding happiness. Akbari examines how the startup mentality can be useful in this regard.
There are five principles that Akbari delineates. One of those is hustle, a concept that is constantly buzzed in Silicon Valley circles. Akbari grew up poor, but she hustled and relied on her intelligence to get into great (and expensive) schools. Though many of the students there came from wealthy families, Akbari realized that scrappiness wins out over pedigree every time.
Happiness Through the Startup Mindset
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