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The serendipity mindset : the art and science of creating good luck / Christian Busch, PhD.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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2 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 158.1 BUSCH (Text) 37500004717746 New Items Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 158.1 BUS (Text) 31951004530132 Main Floor - New Arrivals In process -

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  • ISBN: 9780593086025
  • Physical Description: 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-366) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Good luck isn't just chance, it can be learned and leveraged, and The Serendipity Mindset explains how to use serendipity to make life better at work, at home-everywhere. Many of us believe that the great turning points and opportunities in our lives happen by chance, that they're out of our control. Often we think that successful people-and successful companies and organizations-are simply luckier than the rest of us. Good fortune-serendipity-just seems to happen to them. Is that true? Or are some people better at creating the conditions for coincidences to arise and taking advantage of them when they do? How can we connect the dots of seemingly random events to improve our lives? In The Serendipity Mindset, Christian Busch explains that serendipity isn't about luck in the sense of randomness. It's about seeing links that others don't, combining these observations in unexpected and strategic ways, and learning how to detect the moments when apparently random or unconnected ideas merge to form new opportunities. Busch explores serendipity from a rational and scientific perspective and argues that there are identifiable approaches we can use to foster the conditions to let serendipity grow. Drawing from biology, chemistry, management, and information systems, and using examples of people from all walks of life, Busch illustrates how serendipity works and explains how we can train our own serendipity muscle and use it to turn the unexpected into opportunity. Once we understand serendipity, Busch says, we become curators of it, and luck no longer  just happens to us-it becomes a force that we can grasp, shape, and hone"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Serendipity.
Success in business.

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