Can You Learn to Be Lucky?: Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others

Can You Learn to Be Lucky?: Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others

"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 b "I don't know when I've been so wowed by a new author" -Chip Health, co-author of The Power of Moments and Sw...

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Title:Can You Learn to Be Lucky?: Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others
Author:Karla Starr
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1591846862
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Can You Learn to Be Lucky?: Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others Reviews

  • Jenna Gall
    May 06, 2019
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  • Jessica
    Sep 20, 2018
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  • Gina
    Nov 19, 2018
    A so-so book that basically equates what's seen as luck to privilege. ...
  • Mostafa
    Aug 14, 2018
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  • Delia Turner
    Aug 27, 2018
    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 pos...
  • Richard
    Jan 08, 2019
    rubbish. ...
  • Isabella
    Dec 09, 2018
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  • Irina
    May 11, 2019
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  • Mir Hussain
    Feb 24, 2019
    Very well researched book with reliance on research done in neuroscience. The book has quick recap at the end of each chapter. For people interested in detailed reading on topics there are copious notes with references to original work. In fact a quarter of the book is with notes and r...
  • Tracee Marie
    Dec 06, 2018
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  • Brandon Girard
    Mar 23, 2019
    I really thought this book would be different, but all of really does is point out how lucky you are to be born attractive and into money. Every chapter just seemed to out line that if you are born into money, you're doing better than most. If you are working class and of average appea...
  • Amir Javaid
    Jun 06, 2019
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  • Christine
    Oct 08, 2018
    3.5 ...
  • Nessy Dimitrova
    Sep 21, 2018
    I read this book thanks to Blinkist. This book contains advice I?ve already read before, as well as some very interesting new bits. It gave me a new perspective about old truths. The key message in these blinks: Life often feels random, as though luck is what separates the b...
  • Mark Manderson
    Sep 15, 2018
    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 ...
  • Ketan
    Sep 15, 2018
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  • Sandy
    Aug 21, 2018
    This is just such a great read. Informative, motivating, humorous and soooooo helpful. I can kind of relate to being in such a funk, just laying on the couch and binging on netflix, and struggling to get my shit together. But in each chapter Starr gives concise, well researched and eve...
  • Venice Li
    Sep 20, 2018
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  • Stevo Brock
    Nov 02, 2018
    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... ...
  • Rae Myss
    Feb 14, 2019
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  • Shannon
    Oct 31, 2018
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  • Fatih
    Oct 19, 2018
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  • V
    Apr 19, 2019
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  • Michael B
    Mar 28, 2019
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  • Kim
    Jan 03, 2019
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  • Kailey
    Jun 09, 2019
    It?s a book about privilege that never uses the word ?privilege? and doesn?t address the systemic power behind many forms of so-called luck. Feels like a bit of a dance around keywords to keep this book off certain shelves at the bookstore. ...
  • Dr. Swagata
    Nov 14, 2018
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  • Vihang
    Sep 09, 2018
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  • Davide
    Sep 15, 2018
    No. You cannot learn to be lucky. If you don?t have genes, resources and location, no matter how much hard you?ll work, you won?t achieve that. At least according to this book. But the good news is that you can maximize your lucky opportunities with curiosity to learn/try new...
  • Steven Hill
    Mar 20, 2019
    Lots of studies, including some super interesting ones e.g. the scare one. Not the most flowing read or clear actionable takeaways ...