John C. Havens is a contributing writer for The Guardian, Mashable, and The Huffington Post. He is the Founder of The H(app)athon Project, a non-profit organization, “Connecting Happiness to Action" by helping people track their values and personal data as a way to increase their wellbeing via customized volunteer opportunities in their community. He is the author of Hacking H(app)iness - Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World (Tarcher/Penguin Publisher, 2014), Tactical Transparency - How Leaders Can Leverage Social Media to Maximize Value and Build Their Brand, and is completing his newest book Genuine: Authentic Happiness in an Age of Artificial Intelligence is due out in 2016 (Tarcher/Penguin Publisher).
He speaks to corporate groups and associations globally. He has also presented at the Sibos Conference in Dubai, Cisco in Milan, the Future Consumer Intelligence Conference, as well as SXSW.
John is a former EVP for a top-ten global PR firm; he has counseled clients like Gillette, HP, and Merck on emerging and social media issues. He is a leading voice for technology, business, and well being, and often featured in USA Today, Fast Company, BBC News, Mashable, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Forbes, INC., PR Week, and Advertising Age. John has also appeared on Stassel, C-Span's Communicators, and on the Leonard Lopate Show. Havens was also a professional actor in New York City for over 15 years, appearing in principal roles on Broadway, television, and film.
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What kind of impact can John's presentation have? Read a rave review of John Haven's keynote presentation at a technology meeting from RAVE Publications: The Anatomy of a Great Keynote.
Read an introduction to John's book Hacking H(app)iness: HERE.
Discover the benefits of holding a H(app)athon Project workshop and how it's not only good for your business, but good for your life. Learn here.
Featured on the Leonard Lopate Show. John Havens highlights the benefits of an examined life in the digital world and illustrates how the fruits of the Information Age can improve our lives for the better. Listen to the show here.
US News and World Report. This featured article, "A Data-Driven Path to a Better Life" covers his critically acclaimed book "Hacking H(app)iness," and shows how you're just a click away from happiness. Read here.
Activate New York 2013 Summit on Guardian.com. John Havens talks and sings about using the technology within smart phones to help quantify happiness. Visit the Guardian.com site here to watch it.
Can Technology Measure Our Happiness?
John Havens dives into the intersection of happiness and technology in this HuffPost Live interview. Watch it here on the Huffpost Live site.
John C. Havens talks about his book Hacking H(app)iness on C-SPAN's Communicators. John Discusses how personal data is being tracked, what data brokers do, and how individuals could take back control of some of this data. Watch it here on C-SPAN's site.