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  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241402122
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

Connect the Dots

The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck




Create your own luck, opportunities and fortune with the help of a leading London School of Economics academic

Life is full of the unexpected: chance encounters, changing plans, delayed journeys and other mishaps. But what if we could use unpredictability to our advantage?

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, Christian reveals the secrets behind the hidden force that rules the universe: serendipity.

Connect the Dots is a revolutionary, well-researched exploration of an essential life skill that we can develop. By learning to see opportunities in the unexpected, we can start to make our own luck and use it as a pathway to more joyful and successful lives.

  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241402122
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for Connect the Dots

To fully leverage the discoverability and connectivity that today's mobile networked world enables, you must hone your ability to connect the dots of chance encounters and seemingly random information in creative and productive ways. This book can help you do that - highly recommended!

Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of 'Blitzscaling'

Christian Busch shows us that understanding how serendipity works can change the way we work and live. Drawing from both cutting-edge science and real-world examples, Connect the Dots is a wise, exciting and life-changing book

Arianna Huffington, author of 'Thrive'

More than just a way to create exciting opportunities, it's the foundation for a more optimistic and meaningful life. An important book for a complicated world

Cal Newport, author of 'A World Without Email'

Christian Busch reveals that luck isn't always dumb. People who can see what others don't - who are awake to the high probability of the improbable - can achieve and contribute in ways their more blinkered colleagues cannot. A bracing and hopeful antidote to a world addicted to efficiency and control

Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive

How to create the opportunities for a successful and fulfilling life? Christian Busch shows convincingly that it's more than blind luck in Connect the Dots, which offers excellent practical guidance for all

Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever and co-founder of IMAGINE

The book has changed my life for the better. During idle moments in which I might previously have second-guessed myself, I am now determined to say something kind, to thank someone, to make a connection

Mr Porter

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