Luck: What it Means and Why it Matters

By Ed Smith | Paperback
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Tracing the history of the concepts of luck and fortune, destiny and fate, from the Ancient Greeks to the present day - in religion, in banking, in politics - Ed Smith argues that the question of luck versus skill is as pertinent today as it has ever been. Weaving in his personal stories - notably the fortunate encounter, on a train he seemed fated to miss, with a beautiful stranger who would become his wife - he challenges us to think again about chance, and to re-examine the question of innate ability and of privileges, both accidental and unavoidable, that are conferred at birth. Embracing luck leads us to a fresh reappraisal of the nature of success, opportunity and fairness, and the case is ready to be made. 

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FormatPaperback 
Pages256 
Dimensions216mm x 135mm
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC 
Release Date29 Mar 2012 
ISBN-139781408826577 

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