Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha

Formal First Name
1979 - present

Neil Pasricha is one of the world's leading authorities on intentional living, an award-winning blogger and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world. Neil is the New York Times bestselling author of 10 books and journals including The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, and The Book of Awesome. His books have been published in dozens of languages, spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists, and sold over two million copies. Neil now travels all over the globe as a keynote speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people from Ivy League deans and Fortune 500 CEOs to royal families in the Middle East. He also hosts an Apple “Best of” award-winning podcast called 3 Books where he encourages putting away the phones to cultivate a stronger reading habit. His current work focuses on gratitude, happiness, failure, resilience, connection, and trust. He shares his writing in a series of newsletters read by over 100,000 people.


  • As a management consultant, he has advised Fortune 50 companies on top level leadership strategies.

  • A happiness expert, Neil draws on the latest research in happiness to increase individual performance and create a more positive and productive workplace.

  • In partnership with Harvard University, he designed one of the first global leadership development programs inside a Fortune 10 company.

  • His clients have included Amex, Audi, GE, Genentech, Google, Samsung, Shopify, Uber, SXSW, and more.

  • He spent a decade running leadership development inside Walmart after completing his Harvard MBA. 


  • His first TED talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” is ranked one of the 10 Most Inspiring of all time. has also delivered one of the “10 Most Inspiring” Ted Talks of all time.

  • He gave the most attended feature keynote at SXSW 2019 called “Building trust in distrustful times”.

  • He gives over 50 speeches a year at places like Harvard, SXSW, and Shopify. 

  • He has appeared on The Today Show, The Early Show, and The Oprah Winfrey Network.

  • He has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, and The New Yorker.

  • He has also been featured at The Sunday Times, China Daily, The Jakarta Post, The Sydney Herald, and WIRED.