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Jul 21, 2014

Why do some people have all the luck?

Ever wondered why some people have all the luck? Richard J. Wiseman wondered too, and found some answers.

Wiseman is the only Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology in the United Kingdom.

In his book, The Luck Factor, he investigates the measurable habits of lucky and unlucky people, and provides scientifically proven ways to attract good fortune.

He sat down with my colleague @anne_milley for an Analytically Speaking interview, which premieres Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. ET.

They discuss:

  • The characteristics of lucky people.
  • The relationship between attention and perception.
  • Why every team should have a combination of lucky and unlucky people.
  • The importance of skepticism.
  • The benefits of an expansive mind set.

Scientific American has called Wiseman “the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today.” He’s also the host of the Quirkology YouTube channel and a former professional magician. I think you’ll find this conversation interesting; here’s a preview.