September 26, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm ET 


MSI Book Series: Happier Hour: How to Spend Your Time for a Better, More Meaningful Life

Our most precious resource isn’t money—it’s time. We’re allotted just twenty-four hours a day, and we live in a culture that keeps us feeling rushed and like we never have enough. Since we can’t add more hours to the day, how can we optimally spend the time we do have and feel confident in our decisions and more fulfilled in our lives?


Based on her wildly popular MBA class at UCLA, Professor Cassie Holmes will share how to immediately improve your life by changing how you perceive and invest your time. She provides empirically based insights that will help you experience moments of joy, use your time more optimally by designing your schedule with purpose—all so that you can look back on your days with satisfaction and your life without regret.


Through her groundbreaking research, Cassie will teach you how small changes can have an enormous impact, helping you feel less overwhelmed, more present, and happier—things that money can’t buy. It all starts by transforming just one hour into a happier hour.


Cassie Mogilner Holmes

University of California, Los Angeles

Cassie Holmes is a professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, an award-winning teacher and researcher on time and happiness, and a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Happier Hour: How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your Time, and Focus on What Matters Most. Happier Hour was selected as an Amazon Best Book of 2022, and Holmes’s academic research has been widely published in lead academic journals. The course that she developed and now teaches, Applying the Science of Happiness to Life Design, is among UCLA’s most popular for MBAs and Executive MBAs alike. Prior to joining UCLA, Cassie was a tenured faculty member at Wharton, and she has a Ph.D. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Columbia.

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