“You’ve heard the old saw, ‘Chance favors prepared minds.’ Well, Get Lucky is the mind-preparer. This entertaining and practical book makes it clear that luck isn’t just for the lucky anymore.”
—Dan Heath, co-author, Switch and Made to Stick
“We live in a world that is more and more volatile and unpredictable, where ‘luck’ plays an increasingly central role. By the end of this book, you will never again view planning luck as a contradiction, but rather as an imperative that cannot be ignored. Whether in your personal life or professional life, open yourself up to the profound possibilities of serendipity.”
—John Hagel, co-chairman, Center for the Edge; and co-author, The Power of Pull
“Serendipity has been part of our not-so-secret sauce at Zappos from the very beginning. We've seen first-hand how breakthroughs are so often due to the spontaneous collisions between people and ideas. Get Lucky provides a framework for understanding how serendipity works, and shows how it can be used as a practice in life and business.”
—Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com, Inc.; bestselling author, Delivering Happiness
“In a fast-moving world, seemingly random customer comments on sites like Facebook can make your year or sink your ship. Get Lucky prepares you and your organization well to recognize and act on these serendipitous moments. Don't leave your success to chance!”
—Charlene Li, Founder of Altimeter Group; author Groundswell and Open Leadership
“In business, we plan to avert disaster, launch products, and forecast financials, but rarely do we plan to ‘get lucky.’ Thor and Lane’s method of planned serendipity should be part of every innovator’s toolkit.”
—Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer, GE
“Customers already run your company-and are moving farther out of your control every day. Fortunately, Thor and Lane are here to explain why this is the best possible thing that can happen, and how to make the most of it.”
—Doc Searls, co-author, The Cluetrain Manifesto and The Intention Economy
Their pleasant tone of voice and easy way with complex concepts make for a delightful read.
If you're a fan of the writing styles of Gladwell & Godin but want something more prescriptive, a la Jim Collins, then I think you'll like this book.
DON'T READ THIS BOOK UNLESS you're truly ready to be inspired & then change your business for the better.
Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business by Thor Muller and Lane Becker
"Get Lucky" is an interesting guide on how to create a work... Read more
enjoyed the perpective - well written - love the content and how the writers presented the concepts - please buy and read itPublished 12 months ago by CAumaugher
Great read, good for bringing back to light the things we all knew but forgot!
Great for those who can change their working environments, not so for the working stiff.
I loved this book. I read it in two sittings and underlined constantly, making notes of ideas that I had while reading. Read morePublished 14 months ago by emilyreeves
I wanted to read this book because it was from the founders of Get Satisfaction. I have earlier read books on similar topics e.g. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Santanu Dey
Many of the business reads out there share general principles from one another. Good to Great, Built to Last, Get back in the Box, ect. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Dewayne Adamson
In 1945, engineer Percy Spencer was working with magnetrons, electronic devices that create microwave radio signals. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Rolf Dobelli
The book is about how to make serendipity work for you. It's planned luck, if you will. According to the book, and according to my personal experience, good things happen if you... Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by Lawrence Maturo
Had you asked me:
"Tyler, what advice would you give for someone that wants to live a life like you do?"
I'd hand them this book. Read more