Anna Akbari, PhD is a sociologist, writer, and thought leadership advisor to high-profile individuals. She is a former professor at New York University and Parsons The New School for Design. She is a frequent public speaker and media personality and has written for and been featured by Forbes, CNN, The Atlantic, The Economist, Financial Times, TED, Bulletproof Executive, and many more. Her book, Startup Your Life: Hustle and Hack Your Way To Happiness, teaches people to enhance happiness and success by embracing the spirit of entrepreneurialism and living their lives like a Silicon Valley startup. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.