Mo Gawdat

Founder. Author. Former Chief Business Officer Google X

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Mo Gawdat  is an award-winning author with an impressive combined career of 27 years. He has founded an astonishing 20 companies and served as a board member in several technology companies, health and fitness and consumer goods companies as well as several governments technologies and innovation boards in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

After working for IBM and Microsoft, Mo landed a job at Google and helped start the platform in more than 50 emerging markets across the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. He then joined Google [x] as chief business officer and lived at the cutting edge of technology.

He left Google [x] in March 2018 to dedicate most of his time, effort and resources to his mission One Billion Happy!

His book, Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy - outlines methods for managing and preventing disappointment. After 12 year research on the topic of happiness, he created an algorithm and a repeatable well engineered model to reach a state of uninterrupted happiness regardless of the circumstances of life. Mo’s happiness model proved highly effective. And, in 2014, was put to the ultimate test when Mo lost his son Ali to preventable medical error during a simple surgical procedure. Solve For Happy is the pillar for a mission Mo has committed to as his personal moonshot, a mission to deliver his happiness message to 10 million people around the world.

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