Ted Leonsis: The Business of Happiness

FRI, OCT 15, 2010 (46:36)

David Rubenstein talks with Ted Leonsis, the Founder and CEO of Monumental Sports, about his new book, The Business of Happiness, and his approach to business. Through research studies, personal stories, and anecdotal evidence from celebrities, famous athletes, and influential businessmen, Leonsis reveals the six secrets to achieving true happiness—and how they make success almost inevitable.

+ BIO: Ted Leonsis

Ted Leonsis is an Internet industry businessman and an entrepreneur who is known for his work with AOL and Revolution Money. He owns the NHL’s Washington Capitals as well as other sports properties. Leonsis is also a documentary film producer and the founder and chairman of SnagFilms. His 2007 film “Nanking” won the 2007 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Editing Award. In 2010, Leonsis published his book, The Business of Happiness: 6 Secrets to Extraordinary Success in Life and Work. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, and later, Lowell, Massachusetts, Leonsis now lives in McLean, Virginia, and Vero Beach, Florida, with his wife and two children.

+ BIO: David Rubenstein

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $90 billion from 19 offices around the world. Mr. Rubenstein, a native of Baltimore, is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He is the Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution and on the Board of Directors or Trustees of Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Asia Society, the American Academy in Berlin, American Council on Germany, and Ford’s Theatre. Mr. Rubenstein is President of the Economic Club of Washington and is also a member of The Business Council, Visiting Committee of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Dean’s Council at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution, Advisory Board of School of Economics and Management Tsinghua University, the Trustees’ Council of the National Gallery of Art, the Madison Council of the Library of Congress, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Council of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Harvard Business School’s Board of Dean’s Advisors.

The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
Pursuit of Happiness Series