How Luck Happens

How Luck Happens

Using the New Science of Luck to Transform Life, Love, and Work

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"New York Times bestselling author Janice Kaplan examines the phenomenon of luck--and discovers the exciting ways you can boost your chances and set yourself up to get lucky in everyday life. After spending a year researching and experiencing gratitude for The Gratitude Diaries, Janice Kaplan is back to tackle another big, mysterious influence in all our lives: luck. And this time she's joined on her journey by coauthor Dr. Barnaby Marsh, a renowned academic who guides her exploration. Together they look at the factors that led a young struggling Harrison Ford to a chance encounter with fledgling director George Lucas, and they find out what distinguishes luck from pure randomness. They discover that much of what we call luck is really under our control, and they reveal the simple techniques to create luck in love and marriage, business and career, health, happiness, and family relationships. Using original research and fascinating studies, they offer breakthrough insights on how all of us--from CEOs to stay-at-home moms--can tip the scales of fortune in our favor. Through a mix of scientific research, interviews with famous and successful people, and powerful narrative, How Luck Happens uncovers a fascinating subject in accessible and entertaining style"-- Provided by publisher.
Kaplan and Marsh look at what distinguishes luck from pure randomness. They discover that much of what we call luck is really under our control, and reveal the simple techniques to create luck in love and marriage, business and career, health, happiness, and family relationships. Using original research and fascinating studies, they show how everyone can tip the scales of fortune in their favor.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2018
ISBN: 9781101986394
1101986395
Characteristics: viii, 341 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Marsh, Barnaby

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Examines the science that is popularly regarded as luck to reveal how celebrities achieved their stardom and how everyday people can use strategic techniques to tip the scales in their favor in their relationships, career, health, and family life.


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