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The question is not whether technology is good or bad for us. I think that might have been the question a few years ago. But now technology is part of our lives, so I think the better question is what do we do with it? As William Shakespeare once said, “there’s nothing good or bad, but thinking it makes it so.” I think positive psychology has some really important lessons for us and what that means in terms of how we use technology, specifically what I call the how, what, where, and why of using technology in our lives. – Amy Blankson
Amy Blankson is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two Presidents (President Bush and President Clinton). She received a Presidential appointment to serve a five-year term on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National Service, and was one of the youngest delegates to the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future. Amy received her BA from Harvard and MBA from Yale School of Management. In 2007, Amy co-founded GoodThink to bring the science of happiness to life for organizations and individuals. Amy brings both passion and practicality to GoodThink. She is currently doing research in partnership with Google to determine how to make positive psychology strategies stick and create sustainable positive change. She serves as a Visioneer for the Xprize Foundation for Personal Health, and was a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Amy is the author of two books: Ripple’s Effect and The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies to Balance Productivity and Well-being in the Digital Era (Spring, 2017).