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Become Time Rich and Live Your Best Life

Welcome to a breakfast talk with Harvard Professor Ashley Whillans, who will be visiting SSE.

There's an 80 percent chance you're poor. Time poor, that is. Four out of five adults report feeling that they have too much to do and not enough time to do it. In this talk, Author and Harvard Business School professor Ashley Whillans will share science-based strategies for improving our relationship with time. The techniques that Whillans provides will free up seconds, minutes, and hours that, over the long term, become weeks and months that you can reinvest in positive, healthy activities. The science-based strategies Whillans presents will help you make the shift to time-smart living and build a happier, more fulfilling life for you personally, as well as a happier and more fulfilling workplace experience for your team.  

The event is fully booked and registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please send an email to events@hhs.se 

Speaker bio

Ashley Whillans is an incoming Associate Professor in the Negotiation, Organizations, and Markets Unit at Harvard Business School, and a member of Harvard’s Behavioral Insights Group. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Her research on time, money and well-being has been published in top academic journals and popular media outlets like Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine. Her first book “Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time & Live a Happier Life” was published in October, 2020 by Harvard Business Publishing and was named one of the top 3 Behavioral Science books in 2020. Three of her articles (on the four-day work week, non-cash rewards, and overcoming meeting overload) were the most read research-based articles in Harvard Business Review in 2021. Her TED talk, “3 Rules for Better Work Life Balance” has been viewed more than 4 million times. Prof. Whillans has consulted for numerous for-profit and non-profit organizations including Google and Edelman, as well as the US and Canadian federal governments.