Choosing the path to happiness isn’t the risky choice.

Vol. 42 No. 6


Mark Harris is the Founder and CEO of Axiom, a 1,000-person new-model legal services firm serving nearly half of the Fortune 100 across eleven offices and four delivery centers globally. Axiom is the world’s largest non-traditional provider of legal services and is the recognized leader in legal industry innovation. Prior to founding Axiom, Mark practiced law at Davis Polk & Wardwell and clerked on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He received both his BA and JD from the University of Texas.

I got out of law school in 1996. Research into what makes people happy was then, believe it or not, in its infancy. There has been a lot of study on the topic since. I found my way to happiness as I wandered through my life and career, but it would have been a lot more efficient if someone had handed me the road map. Some of the elements that are clear to me now but nobody told me are:

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