Abundance is a life-long pursuit. Sharing its secrets is my passion.

Who I Am

My Story

When individuals flourish, their organizations flourish. My mission is to enhance peoples’ lives by sharing insights, skills and tools founded on the emerging science of positive psychology, that enable people to live meaningful, accomplished lives—that enable them to flourish. I am not a psychologist. I am a former business executive. My work is enlightened by a 40 year business career, including serving as CEO of three major food organizations (Kraft Canada, Borden Foods Corporation and Best Brands Corporation) and by a deep and passionate interest in the science of positive psychology.

I am the author of the best-selling book – Happiness: The Art of Living with Peace, Confidence and Joy. I teach courses in positive psychology at DePauw University, at Canyon Ranch (the leading health and well-being spa) and to corporations across the country. I am co-founder of Quarter Second, LLC an organization dedicated to enhancing performance of their clients through teaching the skills that lead to meaningful, fulfilling, accomplished living. I have a BA from DePauw University, an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and an honorary doctorate from DePauw University.

–Douglas. A. Smith



My Mission

Writing it was easy, living it is another matter

In a world of scarcity, I will act with abundance. In a world of fear, I will act with love. In a world of anger and retribution, I will act with forgiveness. In a world that is fragmented, I will integrate all aspects of my life. In a world of materialism, I will be guided by my spirit and a concern for what is enduring.

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