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The Science of Luck - Ben Sherwood

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/03/05/Ben_Sherwood_The_Survivors_Club Ben Sherwood explains that there may be a scientific reason behind the concept of luck. He describes a British study that examined the actions of "lucky" and "unlucky" people, which found that those who believed themselves lucky tended to be more receptive to opportunity. ----- Journalist and author Ben Sherwood discusses the lessons he learned researching his latest book, The Survivors Club, which chronicles the tales of people who have come face to face with life-threatening situations and lived to tell about it. He explores how ordinary people are able to overcome extraordinary circumstances, and what separates the people who survive from those who don't. He extends these ideas to the business world, and explores how companies can survive and thrive in the current economic environment. - Harry Walker Agency Ben Sherwood is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist and executive director of TheSurvivorsClub.org. From 2004 to 2006, he worked as executive producer of ABC's Good Morning America during the two most successful seasons in the program's history. Sherwood guided prize-winning coverage of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the devastation of hurricane Katrina, and the presidential election of 2004. Sherwood's book, The Survivors Club, is a non-fiction exploration of the science and secrets of who bounces back from everyday adversity and who doesn't; who beats life-threatening disease and who succumbs; and who triumphs after economic hardship and who surrenders.
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