Tue, 8 September 2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

The Science of Success

Dr Christian Busch

What if being lucky was a skill you could master and share? Join London School of Economics innovator and entrepreneur Christian Busch to learn how to seize unexpected opportunities.

Modern life is full of chance encounters, changing plans, delayed journeys, human errors and other mishaps, but what if we used this 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 first interacted during chance encounters to businesspeople who invented multi-million ideas after a best-laid plan misfired, Christian has studied hundreds of subjects who improved their lives by learning to see opportunities in the unexpected.
In this talk, he will reveal an essential life skill that we can all develop in a few simple steps: the serendipity mindset. By learning to identify, act on and share serendipity, we can use uncertainty as a pathway to more joyful, purposeful and successful lives.
A serendipity mindset can help you to:
• Make accidents more meaningful
• Find meaning in a crisis
• Create “smart luck” – for yourself and the people you love
• Find your next job (and rethink your career)
• Always expect the unexpected
Don’t miss this “wise, exciting and life-changing” (Arianna Huffington) talk from a leading entrepreneur as he shares insights into the new science of success.

Praise for Christian Busch:

‘In this incisive book, 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. The Serendipity Mindset is a bracing and hopeful antidote to a world addicted to efficiency and control’ Daniel H. Pink, bestselling 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 The Serendipity Mindset, which offers excellent practical guidance for all’ Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever and co-founder of IMAGINE

Christian Busch

Business expert who teaches at New York University and the London School of Economics.

Dr Christian Busch teaches at New York University (NYU) and the London School of Economics (LSE). At NYU, he directs the Global Economy programme of the Center for Global Affairs. He co-directed the LSE’s Innovation & Co-Creation Lab. He is a cofounder of Sandbox Network, a leading community of young innovators active in over 20 countries, as well as Leaders on Purpose. When he’s not contemplating about serendipity, purpose, or community, falling prey to his inner introvert Christian can be found hiding behind spy novels in deserted coffee shops and parks across the city.