"I don't know when I've been so wowed by a new author" -Chip Health, co-author of The Power of Moments and Switch A talented journalist reveals the hidden patterns behind what we call "luck" -- and shows us how we can all improve outcomes despite life's inevitable randomness."Do you believe in luck?" is a polarizing question, one you might ask on a first date. Some of us believe that we make our own luck. Others see inequality everywhere and think that everyone's fate is at the whim of the cosmos. Karla Starr has a third answer: unlucky, "random" outcomes have predictable effects on our behavior that often make us act in self-defeating ways without even realizing it.In this groundbreaking book, Starr traces wealth, health, and happiness back to subconscious neurological processes, blind cultural assumptions, and tiny details you're in the habit of overlooking. Each chapter reveals how we can cultivate personal strengths to overcome life's unlucky patterns. For instance:- Everyone has f...
|Title||:||Can You Learn to Be Lucky?: Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
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Can You Learn to Be Lucky?: Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others Reviews
Sociability is a predictor of opportunity.
Proximity is a predictor of acquaintanceship.
Appearing last could help your chances of being lucky.
Humans like familiar things, so looking the part and being in the right place will increase your luck.
Humans are predisposed to favor attractive people, meaning beautiful people get lots of luck.
Confidence creates opportunities for lucky breaks.
Students who wrote for 15 minutes about one of their strengths – independence, say, or creativity – went on to ...more
This book was a Best of the Best for the month of November 2018, as selected by Stevo's Book Reviews on the Internet. http://forums.delphiforums.com/stevo1...
A well-researched and readable motivational book which, though it repeatedly acknowledges the role of privilege and happenstance in finding success, makes some suggestions for improving the odds--that is, how you can go about counteracting the influence of bad luck and adopting the positive (if unearned) attitude of the privileged. Ultimately, it's a "power of positive thinking" approach with some good general suggestions, but it has a heck of a good bibliography.