Foreword Thinking Allowed Part 1: Welcome to the Pleasure Dome In which we poke fun at the 'human race' and modernity, what with its busyness, infomania and musterbation. Part 2: The Human Operating System Tinkering under the bonnet of the human being we find out how the science of positive psychology can super-charge our lives. Part 3: The 3Rs (Relationships, relationships & relationships) Some solutions, happiness hacks and easy wins to improve your work and home life. Part 4: What Next for Homo Sapiens? Mind blowing stuff about consciousness and the nature of thought. Part 4 seeks to cement the learning from parts 1-3 and embed new thinking until it's grooved in. Part 5: Yogi, BooBoo and the Homos Stretching the trilogy to a fifth part. Really? The missing link.
Andy Cope's day job is as the UK's first official 'Dr of Happiness' (PhD, Loughborough) which gives him a strong media platform on all things 'happiness' and 'wellbeing' Andy has written various best-selling personal development books (including two for teenagers) for Capstone, Hodder and Crown House. Andy describes himself as a "professional trainer, qualified teacher, author and learning junkie". He has completed a Doctorate at the University of Loughborough, investigating the science of happiness and positivity. He founded 'Art of Brilliance' in 2004. His aim, to blaze a new trail - one that was non-academic, totally rooted in the real world and that would make a massive and immediate impact on individuals and organisations. Andy has a passion for motivation and positive psychology and is trying to influence people to think differently. He has delivered The Art of Being Brilliant workshop to rave reviews in businesses and schools throughout the UK, Middle East and Southern Africa. Andy has also written The Art of Being Brilliant, The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager, Shine and Diary of a Brilliant Kid.