Help me name my book

Happy at work bookLast week I asked for help naming my book about happiness at work and great suggestions have been flowing in. Thank you to everyone who’s contributed.

I can still use more ideas, so please let me know what you think would be a great, eye-catching and happy title.

My favorites so far are:

  • “Oh Happy (Work)day” based on Paul’s suggestion
  • “Happy hour is 9 to 5” based on Greg’s, Lars’s and PJ’s suggestion
  • “Happiness at work??? as Bob suggested (and as I originally suggested)

The book also needs a catchy subtitle, and here are my favorites so far:

  • How to love your job and boost your career, your life and your profits. Based on Fleejay’s idea.
  • The Chief Happiness Officer on how to make yourself happier and more successful at work. Based on Rodolpho’s suggestion.
  • How to love your job, love your life and kick butt at work. My idea.

What do you think? Any of this grab you? Got any more ideas? I’m still totally open about this and have made no decision, so write a comment if you have a suggestion.

15 thoughts on “Help me name my book”

  1. I like this pair:
    “Happy hour is 9 to 5”
    “How to love your job, love your life and kick butt at work”

  2. I hate the “kick butt at work” part, because it suggests aggression and disrespect. May be it’s because I’m not native English and/or because I am from Europe.

    I love “Happy hour is 9 to 5”

    May be as subtitle:
    “How to love your job, love your life and still be happy”

  3. Another vote for “Happy Hour is 9 to 5: How to love your job, love your life and kick butt at work”

  4. “Happiness is a place to work.” (Reinier)

    Good suggestion.
    That immediately struck a chord in me, it just sounded right. I’m behind that one all the way.

  5. “happy hour is 9 to 5”

    subtitle – the kick butt one. It’s got a little bit of attitude, and it doesn’t conform to people’s expectations for a book about how to work. This shows you’ve already achieved what your readers desire for themselves, you have the power to do what you want and it seems like you are having fun.

  6. Hey Alexander,

    I’ve been looking at your posts and came up with this as a potential title and hookline for the book….

    “Happy at Work: in/a perputual beta for exploring employment enjoyment”


  7. Wow, it is hard…”Happy Work Life” was floating around my mind the past few days, and then starting the subtitle with “Balancing…” Plays on work-life balance. But balancing what?

    Another one, based on your paragraphs about play: “Making workers players.”

    I worry about the “kick butt.” I know what you mean, but it is easy to misinterpret as “kick butt and take names”– being aggressive with people, managing through fear, etc.

    Also would be nice to get the word “engagement” in there somehow… all the Gallup research about how engagement correlates to higher productivity, profitability, customer satisfaction, and employee retention. They emphasize the importance of a best friend at work…

    I like your bullets in the text: “Information, Tools, and Motivation for Making Work Happy.” Something like that could work.

    What the heck… maybe you should just call it Arbejdsgl

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