Research scientist Daniel Cordaro sits cross-legged in front of a mountain range.

Daniel Cordaro: “The knowledge of enough”

The founder and CEO of the Contentment Foundation, a global organization devoted to “bring[ing] indestructible wellbeing practices into every school around the world,” Daniel Cordaro has spent the last decade of his career studying what it means to “live a flourishing life.” A former faculty member at Yale University and the Director of Wellbeing at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Cordaro has led some of the largest cross-cultural studies on human emotion and expression — but it was a research trip to the high Himalayas of Eastern Bhutan, making first contact with an isolated community, that forever changed his perspective.

Photo from Edmund Hillary Foundation.