What You'll Learn:
Arthur C. Brooks (1964-) is an American social scientist who researches the intersection between culture, economics, and politics. He has authored twelve books to date, served as president of the American Enterprise Institute, and currently teaches at Harvard. Brooks has climbed the ladder of professional success in numerous fields, and has researched the key characteristics of happy people across the United States. From his research, he has gleaned insight into the nature of success and happiness. In From Strength to Strength, Brooks identifies a problem afflicting both American business professionals and ordinary citizens, which he calls the “striver’s curse.” Brooks shares his insights on this curse, what values underlie it, and what it takes to cultivate the new strengths that will lead us into our second life curve.