5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Far Too Interesting To Be A Business Book,
This review is from: Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business (Hardcover)
If you're like most people (including me), you probably think that Serendipity simply means "luck" or "good fortune." Think again.
This book makes a strong case to support the idea that Luck can be planned, and gives a simple framework for enabling the "creative collisions" that drive Serendipity in both your personal and professional lives. The authors, Thor Muller and Lane Becker, outline the 8 skills necessary to "Get Lucky" - Motivation, Preparation, Divergence, Commitment, Activation, Connection, Permeability, and Attraction. The examples are clear and compelling and I finished the last chapter with a notepad of ideas of how I could implement this at my own company.
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. I sure did.