Davos 2018: Blue Zones Founder Shares Secrets to a Long and Happy Life

Is there a recipe for happiness? Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner has studied happiness and longevity with National Geographic for the last 15 years and has determined the happiest places in the world. In Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum‘s annual meeting, Buettner shared anecdotes from the world’s happiest countries, what the happiest people search for on Google, and the No. 1 factor that can determine your happiness.

Amidst a crowd of world leaders, Nobel Prize winners, and industry titans, Buettner’s presentation received intense interest and was highlighted by the press as one of the best of Davos. His speech below, which included global takeaways for improving lives and entire communities, was in keeping with the Davos 2018 theme of “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” See full press release.

The World Economic Forum meeting takes place every January in Davos to address global issues. It includes over 3,000 participants from around the world and is attended by heads of state, C-suite executives, and other policymakers. Headline guests this year included President Donald Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and French President Emmanuel Macron.


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