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As Luck Would Have It as Luck Would Have It as Luck Would Have It By Joshua Piven,

  • Title: As Luck Would Have It as Luck Would Have It as Luck Would Have It
  • Author: Joshua Piven
  • ISBN: 9781588363145
  • Page: 387
  • Format: ebook
  • I felt, intuitively, that luck exists It s like capitalism For better or for worse, and whether you believe in it or not, luck is inescapable from As Luck Would HaveIt While cowriting the books in the Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, Joshua Piven came across dozens of people with tremendously compelling stories of triumph or misfortune , seemingly agaiI felt, intuitively, that luck exists It s like capitalism For better or for worse, and whether you believe in it or not, luck is inescapable from As Luck Would HaveIt While cowriting the books in the Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, Joshua Piven came across dozens of people with tremendously compelling stories of triumph or misfortune , seemingly against all odds and logic When they were asked what they had in common, invariably their answer was good luck, or not enough of it The beneficiary of his own brand of extraordinary luck inpublishing, Piven decided to take a closer look at how this phenomenon plays a part in success and survival As Luck Would Have It offers a fascinating survey of the phenomenon, presented through incredible first person stories the swimming pool repairman who had only a hundred dollar bill to pay for his hot dog, asked for his change in lottery tickets, and won 180 million the woman whosurvived a plane crash at sea the teller who was struck by lightning while at his window inside the bank the guy who invented the Pet Rock Weaving the subjects own beliefs about their experiences withcompelling research on chance, probability, and luck psychology, As Luck Would Have It also includes research on how to prepare for luck, how to deal with it when it arrives, and how to make the choicesthat will help us benefit from luck Mesmerizing, by turns hilarious and harrowing, As Luck Would Have It offers a series of scenarios that are at once unimaginable and vividlyreal From the Hardcover edition.
    As Luck Would Have It as Luck Would Have It as Luck Would Have It I felt intuitively that luck exists It s like capitalism For better or for worse and whether you believe in it or not luck is inescapable from As Luck Would HaveIt While cowriting the books in the

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    1. Fun read Basically it tells the stories of various people who have either had incredibly good luck or incredibly bad luck and how it shaped their lives The guy who invented the pet rock had a pretty interesting story And a couple of others who survived plane crashes or engine failures It leaves you with the notion that good and bad circumstances can be considered lucky, depending on what you do with the opportunities you are presented Also, preparation is a huge part of putting yourself in a pos [...]

    2. I m used to nonfiction books with in depth looks at a subject, and this book seemed to bounce around There wasn t any connection between the stories except they were all about people who had their luck change one way or the other The stories were interesting how the pet rock got started, the story behind 867 5309, the Cabbage Patch craze and the Pokemon craze , but this isn t a book I ll read again I like meatier nonfiction.

    3. This is a good book for anyone interested in facts and data The stories are interesting but the author packs them full of info and sometimes leaves the story behind It would be great for a trivia buff I found it interesting because it gives lots of info on the back stories of the pet rock , Pokemon, Cabbage Patch dolls, as well as unknown stories about a lotto winner, an airplane crash surviver and a lightning strike victim.

    4. I didn t even finish listening to it So boring It wasn t even clear how he was defining luck The section on the song 867 5309 Jenny was simply a biography of the songmakers I do think that making a hit song does involve some luck but there is a lot of work and sociological psychological knowledge that goes into giving it a hook, getting it played, getting a good video on MTV back then , and creating an image for the band Each section s denouement was dissatisfying.

    5. I did enjoy the book, albeit taking a long time to finish it The story about how we have to make our own luck really got through to me I agree with it some of us just notice , and make quicker decisions.

    6. Stories about how luck plays into many people s lives and how they deal with it OK not great There is the story of the Pet Rock which I found interesting from one who lived through the mania

    7. Some interesting stories Not engaging enough to read straight through The writer offers no interesting insights.

    8. read the jist of each of the stories ought the author went on with boring unimportant details.was a really random and poorly put together collection of stories IMO

    9. A random off the library shelf pick that was good I would have loved it to be than telling stories of luck Maybe some research Though to be fair luck research is hard to do.

    10. Not bad for a quick, easy read Most of the stories are interesting This lacks any in depth information, though, and a few of the stories are a bit boring and contain unnecessary details.

    11. Truthfully there was two or three storys that I read all the way through The topic in each little story was interesting, but the way it was written took all the fun out of reading it.

    12. A collection of stories about good luck or bad luck The one about Tommy TuTone seemed to go on forever, but then a few were absoltuely facinating.

    13. An ok quick read Not much depth but then that s not the writer s intent in this small book More of a quick research book, a collection of observations zzzzzzzzz

    14. It was kind of interesting, but the author went into WAY too much detail I felt like I was reading his complete notes and research of the book instead of the final draft.

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