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What if being lucky was a skill that you could master and share with other people? 

Modern life can feel like an endless sequence of cancelled plans, last-minute meetings and delayed journeys. So how can we use unpredictability to our advantage? LSE and NYU academic Dr Christian Busch has spent a decade exploring how, if acted upon, unexpected encounters can enhance our worldview, expand our social circles and create new professional opportunities. In this book, he reveals the secrets behind the hidden force that rules the universe: serendipity.

From social mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa to accidental energy-saving multinationals in the West, he has studied hundreds of subjects internationally who improved their lives by learning to see opportunities in the unexpected. We meet people from all backgrounds, from couples who first interacted during chance encounters to business people who invented multi-million ideas after a best-laid plan misfired, learning the fundamental common denominators among lucky people.

The Serendipity Mindset is a revolutionary exploration of a well-researched and essential life skill that we can all develop in a few simple steps. By learning to identify, act on and share it, we can use uncertainty as a pathway to more joyful, purposeful and successful lives.

©2020 Dr Christian Busch (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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I struggled to finish this book. However, I have just turned my attention away the Harry Potter series which is an entirely different experience altogether. As such, was an interesting book.

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  • 28-12-2020

Paced, practical and insightful.

I loved this so much I purchased the hard copy for my close friends and myself. Insightful and with a framework to help guide the reader on the learning journey.

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  • Niki Boehm
  • 16-01-2021

Very enjoyable and insightful!

A big believer in serendipity myself, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and the countless stories mentioned therein making the argument for the need to create more serendipity in our lives and how we can go about doing so. I found the narrator’s style somewhat robotic at first but the book was just too interesting to let that stop me from listening to it.

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  • Lily F.
  • 19-04-2021

Creating one's luck

Key lessons to changing one's mindset, environment and ultimately luck by living in the moment and with the moment in time.

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  • IVAN SIKORA
  • 12-02-2021

it works. trust me 😀

sliding doors in action or just a pure luck. i let you decide but please listen to this book. that is a must :)

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