What if being lucky wasn't just chance but a skill you could master? Learn to identify and act on serendipity to lead a more joyful, purposeful, and successful life!
'A wise, exciting and life-changing book' Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive
Modern life is full of chance encounters, changing plans, delayed journeys, human errors and other mishaps. This is the hidden force that rules our universe: serendipity. But what if we could use such unpredictability to our advantage?
Dr Christian Busch has spent a decade exploring how, if acted upon, unexpected encounters can enhance our worldview, expand our social circles and create new professional opportunities. From couples who met during chance encounters to businesspeople who invented world-changing ideas after a misfire, Dr Busch has studied hundreds of subjects who improved their lives by learning to see opportunities in the unexpected.
Connect the Dots is a revolutionary, well-researched exploration of an essential life skill that we can all develop and master.
'Busch shows convincingly that it's more than blind luck in Connect the Dots, which offers excellent practical guidance for all' Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever and co-founder of Imagine
'Christian Busch reveals that luck isn't always dumb' Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of When and Drive
'More than just a way to create exciting opportunities, it's the foundation for a more optimistic and meaningful life. An important book for a complicated world' Cal Newport, author of Digital Minimalism
*Previously published as The Serendipity Mindset*
To fully leverage the discoverability and connectivity that today's mobile networked world enables, you must hone your ability to connect the dots of chance encounters and seemingly random information in creative and productive ways. This book can help you do that - highly recommended! - Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of 'Blitzscaling'
Christian Busch shows us that understanding how serendipity works can change the way we work and live. Drawing from both cutting-edge science and real-world examples, Connect the Dots is a wise, exciting and life-changing book - Arianna Huffington, author of 'Thrive'
More than just a way to create exciting opportunities, it's the foundation for a more optimistic and meaningful life. An important book for a complicated world - Cal Newport, author of 'A World Without Email'
Christian Busch reveals that luck isn't always dumb. People who can see what others don't - who are awake to the high probability of the improbable - can achieve and contribute in ways their more blinkered colleagues cannot. A bracing and hopeful antidote to a world addicted to efficiency and control - Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive
How to create the opportunities for a successful and fulfilling life? Christian Busch shows convincingly that it's more than blind luck in Connect the Dots, which offers excellent practical guidance for all - Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever and co-founder of IMAGINE
The book has changed my life for the better. During idle moments in which I might previously have second-guessed myself, I am now determined to say something kind, to thank someone, to make a connection -- Mr Porter
About the Author
Dr. Christian Busch is an internationally known expert in the areas of innovation, purpose-driven leadership, and serendipity. He is the director of the CGA Global Economy Programme at New York University (NYU), and also teaches at the London School of Economics (LSE). A cofounder of Leaders on Purpose and the Sandbox Network - and a former director of LSE's Innovation Lab - he has worked with senior executives and governments around the world. He is member of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Expert Forum, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and on the Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 thinkers "most likely to shape the future." His work has been featured by outlets such as the Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Guardian, and the BBC.