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Success and luck : good fortune and the myth of meritocracy / Robert H. Frank.

Frank, Robert H., author. (Author).
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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 650.1 FRANK (Text) 33946003105017 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 11/03/2016

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  • ISBN: 9780691167404
  • ISBN: 0691167400
  • Physical Description: xx, 187 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-182) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Write What You Know -- Why Seemingly Trivial Random Events Matter -- How Winner-Take-All Markets Magnify Luck's Role -- Why the Biggest Winners Are Almost Always Lucky -- Why False Beliefs about Luck and Talent Persist -- The Burden of False Beliefs -- We're in Luck: A Golden Opportunity -- Being Grateful.
Summary, etc.: "A New York Times economics columnist explores the findings in recent years by scientists who have discovered that chance plays a much larger role in important life situations than most people imagine, showing how a more accurate understanding of this discovery could lead to better, richer and fairer economies and societies, "--NoveList.
Subject: Economics.
Fortune > Economic aspects.
Success > Economic aspects.
Merit (Ethics) > Economic aspects.
Economics > Sociological aspects.
Economics > Psychological aspects.

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