The Serendipity Mindset

The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck

“A wise, exciting, and life-changing book”

- Arianna Huffington
Modern life can feel like an endless sequence of cancelled plans, last-minute meetings and delayed journeys. So how can we use unpredictability to our advantage? LSE and NYU academic Dr Christian Busch has spent a decade exploring how we can use uncertainty as a pathway to more joyful, purposeful and successful lives. In this book, he reveals the secrets behind the hidden force that rules the universe: serendipity. 
 
The book is based on cutting-edge research in the natural and social sciences, as well as hundreds of interviews including with leading CEOs, entrepreneurs, and changemakers from around the world who turned the unexpected into opportunity by seeing and connecting the dots. Anchored in a science-based framework and peppered with inspiring stories and hands-on exercises, it captures how all of us can cultivate serendipity and turn uncertainty into opportunity, joy, and sustained success.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Arianna Huffington

bestselling author of Thrive

A wise, exciting and life-changing book

Daniel Pink

bestselling author of When and Drive

A bracing and hopeful antidote to a world addicted to efficiency and control

Paul Polman

co-founder Imagine & CEO of Unilever 2009-2019

Offers excellent practical guidance for all

Reid Hoffman

co-founder, LinkedIn

Highly recommended!

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About the Author

Christian Busch


Dr. Christian Busch is the director of the Global Economy program at New York University's Center for Global Affairs, where he teaches on purpose-driven leadership, impact entrepreneurship, social innovation, and emerging markets. He is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the co-founder of Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening high-impact leaders, as well as the Sandbox Network, a global community of young innovators active in over 20 countries. Previously, he served on the faculty of the LSE's Department of Management and as the inaugural Deputy Director of the LSE’s Innovation Centre.

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