• By:Ed Smith
  • ISBN:9781408826577
  • Publication Type: Bloomsbury
  • Category: Fiction
  • Condition:Good
  • No Of Pages:244
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  • Release Date:1st Jan 2012
  • Price:Rs 380.00
  • Price
  • Rs380.00


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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