The Ritual Effect, Book Launch Event

Mon Mar 25 2024 at 05:00 pm to 06:30 pm

Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School | Boston

Harvard Business School
Publisher/HostHarvard Business School
The Ritual Effect, Book Launch Event
The Ritual Effect, Book Launch with, Professor Michael Norton in Conversation with Professor Arthur Brooks
About this Event

Join us for an extraordinary evening as we delve into the captivating elements of ," authored by Michael Norton, Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration.

This event will center on a thought-provoking conversation moderated by Arthur Brooks, the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School.

The opening act will feature a performance from “The Lights,” a band featuring several Harvard Business School faculty members including Alison Wood Brooks, Ryan Buell, and Michael Norton.


Michael I. Norton is the Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School.

He is the author of the forthcoming book, The Ritual Effect: From Habit to Ritual, Harness the Surprising Power of Everyday Actions. His research has been the answer to Final Jeopardy and has been parodied by the Onion. In 2012, he was selected for Wired Magazine’s Smart List as one of “50 People Who Will Change the World.” His TEDx talk, How to Buy Happiness, has been viewed more than 4.5 million times.


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Michael Norton is a Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Dr.

Norton’s research on topics ranging from the hazards of humble-bragging to the rewards of

matchmaking and volunteering has been published in top academic journals as well as popular

media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, and the New York Times. He co-authored

Happy Money with Elizabeth Dunn, which was named by the Washington Post as a “Book Every

Leader Should Read.” He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Princeton University. Visit for additional information, video, and more.

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This event is free and open to the Harvard community. Partners and friends of Harvard/Allston are welcome. Registration is required. The event will be hybrid, offered live in Klarman Hall at Harvard Business School in addition to joining online please register and let us know if you are goining us live or virtual.

Parking is available for a fee at the Harvard Business School surface lot, located off Kresge way, in front of Klarman Hall, map and directions below. You can also purchase a one-day parking pass in advance by visiting this site as the surface lot only has limited meter parking.

Accessibility: Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have any questions about the physical access provided, please let us know by contacting: [email protected]

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Kresge Way, Boston, United States


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