Factors that Enable Happiness

Jennifer Aaker, Stanford University, GSB

Research shows that happiness must be created, not found. Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Jennifer Aaker believes that creating an environment that allows for happiness offers longer-lasting joy for oneself and other members of a community. This environment would enable people to find real meaning, make real connections, and feel that they are a part of something bigger. In addition, this is a particularly important concept in the digital age.