Eran Ben-Shahar (ʃɑːˈxɑːr; born 11 March 1969) is an Israeli author, philosopher, journalist and inventor. Born in Haifa, Israel, after living and lecturing in the Galilee, Israel he now lives in New Zealand. Author of the bestseller Barely-Bear Makes Money and also of 42 – Personal Empowerment Pocket Guide and Ofer the Fawn – The Water Riddle. Creator of the "Social-Capitalistic" concept. Inventor of many open-source internet products and publishings. His books are published in Biblical Hebrew in the source, translated to English (2006) and Chinese (2007).