It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
I’ve spent years researching how to improve every aspect of life with the least amount of effort, and I can’t wait for you to read it.
“Can You Learn to be Lucky? is a rollicking journey through the land of luck—an entertaining and insightful tour of stories and science that explores the origins of luck, why some people are luckier than others, and how we can all raise our chances of become luckier by design. A wonderful book that manages to be fun, smart, and important all at once.”
—Adam Alter, Associate Professor of Marketing and Psychology at NYU’s Stern School of Business
“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
“A clever, captivating read on how seemingly random events sometimes have predictable patterns behind them. If you believe chance favors the prepared mind, this is the book to prepare your mind.”
—Adam Grant, author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg
“Getting lucky is not about luck. It’s about being prepared and having the right attitude. Based on years of research and decades of hard-won experience, Karla Starr reveals how to navigate social judgment, find your own hidden talents, and “kick ass” at life—all with wisdom and humor.”
—Matthew Hutson, author of The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking
“This book is a triple threat: laden with research, immediately practical, and laugh-out-loud funny. You will feel deliciously frustrated by the hidden injustices of luck lurking in our midst, then revved up to use the simple, life-changing “luck hacks” in every chapter. I gotta say, I feel luckier already.”
—Tania Luna, co-author of Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected & partner at LifeLabs Learning