The Four Hacks of Happiness and Business Success With Mike Simonsen

By Eric Taussig | Updated: 31 May, 2022

Michael (Mike) Simonsen is the Co-founder and CEO of Altos Research, the premier resource for real-time real estate data. Altos Research provides weekly market statistics, analysis, and reporting for 99% of the zip codes in the US — helping real estate professionals, investors, financial institutions, and their clients make better-informed decisions. Mike is a real estate analytics pioneer whose insights have been featured in national media such as Forbes, The New York Times, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Mike has over 15 years of experience with software development and enterprise application marketing. Before founding Altos Research, Mike was Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at network systems vendor, Nevis Networks, where he led the team from the initial product concept through the company's launch into the market.


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Mike Simonsen shares his background and the process of hacking happiness 
  • Mike explains how the four neurotransmitters — dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and cortisol — impact the success of a business
  • Tips to increase your level of serotonin and oxytocin so you can work more purposefully
  • Mike explains the different ways you can hack happiness using the four neurotransmitters 
  • Examples of how Mike uses the four hacks of happiness in his company 
  • Mike shares resources where people can learn more about happiness

In this episode…

Having a happy team working for you increases the level of your organization’s success. So, how can you use different neurotransmitters to maximize your business operations and impact your bottom line? 

Co-founder and CEO of Altos Research, Mike Simonsen, discovered that good business results happen when people working in that business are happy. That’s also when he learned that you can leverage the four neurotransmitters to hack happiness — and your company’s success. This means that, as a leader, you need to find ways to generate serotonin and oxytocin every day between you and your employees. When people are high in serotonin and oxytocin, they’re more productive and creative problem solvers. 

In this episode of Amplify People, Eric Taussig speaks with Mike Simonsen, the Co-founder and CEO of Altos Research, to discuss the four hacks of happiness and business success. Mike explains how dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and cortisol impact the success of your business, tips to increase your level of serotonin and oxytocin — which helps you work more purposefully, and how you can hack your business today.

Resources mentioned in this episode

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