Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha thinks, writes, and speaks about intentional living. All his current work focuses under themes of gratitude, happiness, failure, resilience, connection, and trust. Neil is the the author of nine books and journals including: THE BOOK OF AWESOME, a spinning rolodex of simple pleasures based on his 100-million-hit, award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things, THE HAPPINESS EQUATION, a research-based series of happiness frameworks originally written as a 300-page love letter to his unborn son, AWESOME IS EVERYWHERE, an interactive introduction to guided meditation for children, TWO-MINUTE MORNINGS, his daily morning practice to cultivate positive mindset, and YOU ARE AWESOME, a nine-step guide to navigating change and building resilience. Neil’s books are New York Times and #1 international bestsellers, have spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists, and have sold over 2,000,000 copies across dozens of languages. Neil also gives over 50 speeches a year at places like Harvard, SXSW, and Shopify. His first TED talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” is ranked one of the 10 Most Inspiring of all time and he gave the most attended feature keynote at SXSW 2019 called “Building trust in distrustful times”. Neil hosts an Apple “Best of” award-winning podcast called 3 Books where he encourages putting away the phones to cultivate a stronger reading habit. 3 Books works to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world and features guests like Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Roxane Gay, George Saunders, and Quentin Tarantino. Neil shares his writing in a series of newsletters read by over 100,000 people. Neil has degrees from Queen’s University and Harvard Business School. Connect with him on socials @neilpasricha, visit him at, or get his newsletters at
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