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How to Get Lucky (Harriman Classics)

13 techniques for discovering and taking advantage of life’s good breaks

By Max Gunther

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How to Get Lucky (Harriman Classics)

13 techniques for discovering and taking advantage of life’s good breaks

By Max Gunther

Jacket text

Max Gunther’s lost classic, now in a new Classics edition.

Some people think you’re either born lucky or not. But what if you could actively get lucky?

As Max Gunther shows in this page-turning classic, some people really are luckier than others – and not by accident.

Lucky people arrange their lives in characteristic patterns. They tend to position themselves in the path of onrushing luck; they tend to go where events are moving fastest and where they can find their lucky break

Lucky people take risks but not silly ones. They stick with a cause, a job, or a partner, but not when all hope is lost. In short, they move with life, not against it.

This book gives you 13 different techniques by which you can discover and take advantage of life’s good breaks, while minimising the effects of its bad ones.

About the author

On that original tulip exchange in Amsterdam, one of Max Gunther's ancestors bought a hundred dollars' worth of bulbs in 1632 and paid a witch to insure the investment's success. By 1636 (so the story goes), Gunther's ancestor's bulbs were worth $150,000. So much for pedigree.

Max Gunther was born in England and emigrated to the US when he was 11. He attended schools in New Jersey and received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army in 1950-51 and was a staff member of Business Week from 1951 to 1955. He then served as a contributing editor of Time for two years. His articles were published in several magazines and he wrote several books, including The Luck Factor, How to Get Lucky, The Zurich Axioms, Wall Street and Witchcraft, The Very, Very Rich and How They Got That Way, and Instant Millionaires.


“[N]ovel and enlightening … This bright and helpful book can open your eyes”

Kirkus Reviews

“Gunther pioneered this field. No one else did it before him – and no one since has done it as well as he did.”

Mike Cane

“Buy the book to get more lucky”

Alpha Ideas
Published: 21/09/2021
Pages: 196
Formats: paperback - ISBN 9780857199539
ebook - ISBN 9780857199546
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