John C. Havens (@johnchavens) is the founder of The H(app)athon Project, a non-profit organization, “Connecting Happiness to Action” by creating sensor-based smartphone surveys utilizing economic indicators to increase civic engagement and wellbeing. This article is the first in a series for Talkback based on John’s upcoming book, Hacking Happiness –- Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World. (Tarcher/Penguin, March 2014). Future installments in this series will feature technologies/methodologies currently available in the workplace that focus on the quantification of values, emotional intelligence, and sleep. John is researching these subjects as part of his new consulting service, Happinomics, which is also the title of his next book, due out in 2015.