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The Lucky Bugger's Casebook
Author: Daniel Smith

ISBN: 9781848311527
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 211
Published: 7 October 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1 x 2.2
Description:
Ranging from Newton's apple to the underwired bra that deflected a bullet, this title features upbeat stories of real-life serendipity. What connects the discovery of America, the creation of Coca Cola and the art book bought for GBP50 that turned out to contain original Picassos?

That's right : sheer blind luck. No matter how meticulously things are planned, time after time the most important bits of life are the product of simple, random chance.

In wonderfully witty style, Daniel M. Smith gives us the stories of inventors, Nobel Prize winners, scientists, actresses, escapees, engineers, kings, architects, pop stars, criminals, supermodels, tennis champions, opera singers and many more who have benefited from happy serendipity.

From the Japanese trader who made fortune after a share price typo to the German novelist who lost his manuscript on a train, and ended up buying some fish wrapped in his own pages at the station, The Lucky Bugger's Casebook is a celebration of the type of unexpected good fortune we all dream of - just ask Sir Paul McCartney, who awoke one morning with the tune to 'Yes...

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