Thor Muller and Lane Becker have authored Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business, a “manual for serendipity: what it is, how it works, and how to put it to work for you.” To complement the book’s release, they have scheduled a springtime Go Luck Yourself cross-country tour in the RVIP Lounge & Karaoke Cabaret. They have also recently launched a Kickstarter campaign called “The Future of Work”: A cross-country quest aboard the RVIP which will fund the Future of Work web video series and the tour on the RVIP Lounge. The web video series will tell “stories of the obsessive makers, innovators and entrepreneurs that are leading the way to a new wave of business.”
A guide to getting luck on your side
As the pace of change accelerates and the volume of information explodes, we’re under great pressure to connect just in time with the people and ideas we need to thrive. But we can no longer plan our way to success—there will always be factors beyond our control. This uncertainty, however, cultivates one of today’s key drivers of success: serendipity. More than blind luck, serendipity can produce quantifiable results: breakthrough ideas, relationships that matter, effortless cooperation, synchronized market timing, and more. Get Lucky shows businesses how to succeed by fostering the conditions for serendipity to occur early and often.
Distills planned serendipity into eight key elements: preparedness, motion, activation, attraction, connection, commitment, porosity, and divergence Features stories of serendipity in action at well-known companies including Avon, Target, Steelcase, Google, Facebook, Walmart, and more Written by serial entrepreneurs and cofounders of Get Satisfaction, a breakout platform for online customer service communities with over 100,000 clients Planned serendipity is not an abstract, magical notion, but a practical skill. Get Lucky is the indispensable resource for anyone who wants to learn this skill and to make serendipity work for them.