Posted By Ivana Taylor On May 12, 2012 @ 8:30 am In Business Book Reviews | 2 Comments
Do you believe in luck? What about being at the right place at the right time? Do you think that luck was for everyone else or do you think that you can create your luck? I’ve been thinking about luck lately and almost as if by magic – I received a review copy of Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business  by Thor Muller (@Tempo ) and Lane Becker (@Monstro ).
In Get Lucky, Thor Muller and Lane Becker explore the possibility that organizations can actually generate their own good luck. They break their deconstruction of luck into eight primary skills:
Each of these skills builds on the other. As you read through each chapter and the stories that the authors share to illustrate the skill, you can’t help but see how each of their examples has layered elements of each skill built right in.
Get Lucky Draws You In And Holds Your Attention
My intention was to breeze through this book and write a review in about a day. It’s now been well over a week. The reason for this is simple – I keep getting drawn into the stories, the examples and the interesting scientific research that Muller and Becker have pulled together.
If you enjoyed books like Freakonomics and Outliers, then you will eat Get Lucky up with a spoon. It reads like a novel from the perspective of being drawn into a story or a topic. The writing is outstanding, well researched, insightful and easy to understand.
My favorite section in the book has to be the very last section; it’s a sort of appendix of serendipitous events called “Serendipiography.” This is the coolest, most interesting appendix I’ve run across in a long time. It contains a series of quotes from the book and resources that will guide you into deeper more detailed information on what led to the quote or event – many of them were serendipitous – of course.
Who Will Enjoy Get Lucky The Most?
Business book junkies like me will absolutely love this book. It’s fun to read, it’s educational and it will inspire you to create an environment inside your business where luck will bloom.
Business owners and start ups can use the principles in this book to actually make serendipity a more reliable outcome inside their businesses.
Regardless of who you are, you’re going to enjoy Get Lucky. For more information, check out the Get Lucky web site  and read their blog. It’s an enjoyable read with excellent examples and insights that will bring more luck into your business and your life.
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URLs in this post:
 Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business: http://www.amazon.com/Get-Lucky-Planned-Serendipity-Business/dp/1118249755
 @Tempo: http://twitter.com/tempo
 @Monstro: http://twitter.com/monstro
 Get Lucky web site: http://getluckythebook.com/