About

Karla Starr is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and educator specializing in behavior, data, and communication. She writes the popular Substack newsletter The Starr Report and is a columnist for Medium.

She’s been featured in NPR, CBS Sunday Morning, The Atlantic, Slate, Popular Science, the Guardian, and is the recipient of an award for the Best Science/Health story from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Her first book, Can You Learn to Be Lucky? Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others, was named a Fast Company best book of the year.

Starr coauthored her second book, Making Numbers Count: The Art and Science of Communicating Numbers, with Chip Heath (Switch, Made to Stick). MNC has been a hit with The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Adam Grant, NPR, and the Next Big Idea Club.

When not working, she enjoys cooking, reading actual books (here’s a list of her favorites), and taking long walks with her dog Daisy.

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