Kaplan, Janice, author.
viii, 341 pages ; 24 cm
Part 1. Understanding luck — Prepare to be lucky — Some people have all the luck–and you can be one of them — Pick the statistic you want to be — Part 2. How to get lucky — Skate to where the puck will be — Connect to the power of other people — Zig when others zag — The power of persistence and passion — How many eggs in your basket? (and how many baskets?) — The lucky break that really counts — Part 3. Targeted luck — How to get a job at Goldman Sachs (or anywhere you want) — Get lucky in love — Make lucky kids — Part 4. The other side of luck — Bad luck: why your worst moment can be your luckiest — The ambulance in your backyard — How to get lucky in a disaster (natural or otherwise) — Part 5. The big picture — The lucky path: find your compass — The lucky attitude: believe that you can make luck.
“Janice Kaplan examines the phenomenon of luck–and discovers the exciting ways you can boost your chances and set yourself up to get lucky in everyday life. Together with Barnaby Marsh, they look at the factors that distinguishes luck from pure randomness. They discover that much of what we call luck is really under our control, and they reveal the simple techniques to create luck in love and marriage, business and career, health, happiness, and family relationships. Using original research and fascinating studies, they offer breakthrough insights on how all of us–from CEOs to stay-at-home moms–can tip the scales of fortune in our favor.”–Provided by publisher.