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David Niven - . Columbus, OH, US

David Niven


Unlocking the Power of Research on Happiness, Success and Satisfaction


David Niven, Ph.D., is known internationally for translating powerful research findings into practical advice anyone can apply to their daily lives. David’s The 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People, The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People – and six other titles in the series – show that a more satisfying and rewarding life can be had with small, sustainable changes in our actions and attitudes.

David's books unlock the best information available from scientific research and present it in a way anyone can understand and use. With more than 1 million copies sold in the U.S., and translations available in 30 languages around the globe, the 100 Simple Secrets have helped bring equal measures of science and inspiration into countless lives.

David’s books and advice have been featured in many publications including USA TODAY, US Weekly, The Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Health and earned a place on the 800-CEO-Read “What Corporate America is Reading” list. David’s efforts to transform stuffy academic research into clear writing have even won him fans on several college and university campuses, where his books have been assigned reading in courses on happiness, life strategies, business, and writing.

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Life Satisfaction

Education (1)

Ohio State University: Ph.D.

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George Karl, Head Coach | Denver Nuggets

“This book will make you happier. You should read it” –on David Niven's The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People

Sample Talks (1)

A Successful Day

The building blocks of a successful day are anything but extraordinary. In a presentation mixing fascinating examples and the science of success, David details the daily habits of mind and action that propel us forward rather than leaving us running in place.



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