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Illustrated with anecdotes from the lives of the famous, the groundbreaking study of the phenomenon of luck--and the ways people can bring good luck into their lives--is now available in paperback.

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zellandyne, May 3, 2010 (view all comments by zellandyne)
The Luck factor is a fascinating examination of luck and our perception of it. The author, a British psychology prof (and researcher) actually did several studies looking at luck. He worked with people who self reported as lucky or unlucky and put them in different situations to see what happened.

Unsurprisngly, luck has a lot to do with the mindset of the individual: someone who is lucky, if asked to describe how they'd feel after falling down a flight of stairs and twisting their ankle, would answer that they'd feel lucky they didn't break anything or get severely injured. Someone who believed themselves unlucky would generally be surprised at the question - of course they'd feel unlucky, they'd fallen and twisted their ankle! For the most part, people who feel lucky take better advantage of their opportunities. Although it's far more complex than that simple example makes it seem.

Wiseman explains why people think those ways, and how such thought patterns can influence someone's entire life. He also has very practical examples of how to improve your luck.

Aside from simply finding the explanation of luck interesting, I have actually managed to improve my own luck in concrete ways (like the pearl bracelet I'm wearing today, which I "luckily" won in a jewelery store sweepstake that I would never have entered before reading the book).
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ISBN:
9781401359416
Author:
Wiseman, Richard
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Self-Help : General
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Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 11.36 oz
Age Level:
Adult

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