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What are implicit beliefs? The fluency bias, and why some information is easier to process

“All models are wrong, but some are useful.” – George Box One of the most useful models explaining how we make decisions, evaluate things, and process information is the scale. When we have no opinion on something, the scale is empty, like so:               Learning about something is a process of collecting evidence, and Read More

How to build a better future

It appears that in one of the final round of edits, I deleted my favorite bullet point from the book, in the chapter on self-control. I’ll put it in the paperback version, but in the meantime: Compared to people who stick with the salad, those who repeatedly eat the brownies severely undervalue their future self in the skinny jeans. Compared Read More

Why I Wrote the Book

In the interest of transparency, and because I think it’s important to be honest about these kinds of things: Depression is a bitch. Life is hard. You never know what’s going on in other people’s lives. You are not alone.


The Book

"Do you believe in luck?" is a polarizing question. It is a fact about the world's randomness or just an excuse? Things beyond our control do exist, and unlucky outcomes often unknowingly influence our behavior in self-defeating ways. How can we best act despite the world's randomness?

Daniel H. Pink

“Luck seems elusive, a force well out of our control. But in this fun and persuasive book, Karla Starr explains how the choices we make shape our fate— and offers smart, science-based advice for making luck break our way.”
—Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive



If you’re looking to improve outcomes for yourself or your organization, I can help get you there.




  • What traits lead to luck
  • How do lucky discoveries happen?
  • Picking leaders and employees
  • Creating equal opportunity for luck

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Can You Learn to be Lucky: Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others by Karla Starr

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