Research has shown that most business and promotion opportunities come through recommendation and personal contacts, so why is it that some people seem luckier than others?

  • How is it that some people always seem to be in the right place at the right time? Is it just pure luck or is there something more to it?
  • Are people born lucky or can luck be created?
  • Can you increase the amount of luck you experience in your life?

Professor Richard Wiseman, an expert on luck, draws the distinction between ‘Chance’ and ‘Luck’. Chance is defined as something that is totally out of an individual’s control – like winning the lottery – whereas when people describe themselves as consistently lucky or unlucky then it is probably due to something they are doing. Exploring the issue further he did indeed find differences in the attitudes and behaviours of Lucky people compared with Unlucky people. Read more