The Serendipity Mindset: the art and science of creating good luck

Hosted by the Marshall Institute

Online public event


Dr Christian Busch

Dr Christian Busch


Professor Connson Locke

Professor Connson Locke

In this talk, Christian Busch reveals the secrets behind the hidden force that rules the universe: serendipity.

Modern life is full of chance encounters, changing plans, delayed journeys, human errors and other mishaps. So, what if we use such unpredictability to our advantage? Christian has spent a decade studying hundreds of subjects who improved their lives by learning to see opportunities in the unexpected and exploring how unexpected encounters can enhance our worldview, expand our social circles and create new professional opportunities. The Serendipity Mindset shows us that by learning to identify, act on and share serendipity, we can use uncertainty as a pathway to more joyful, purposeful and successful lives.

Christian Busch (@ChrisSerendip) teaches at New York University (NYU) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). At NYU, he directs the Global Economy programme of the Center for Global Affairs, and he co-directed LSE's Innovation & Co-Creation Lab. He is a cofounder of Sandbox Network, a leading community of young innovators active in over 20 countries, as well as Leaders on Purpose. His new book is The Serendipity Mindset The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck.

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Connson Locke joined the Department of Management in 2008 where she teaches leadership, organisational behaviour, and negotiation and decision making. She received the Department of Management Outstanding Teaching Contribution Award in 2013, was Highly Commended for Inspirational Teaching in the Student-Led Teaching Excellence Awards in 2015 and 2017, and received the LSE Excellence in Education Award in 2018. Professor Locke holds a PhD and MSc in Business Administration (Organisational Behaviour) from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in Sociology from Harvard University where she graduated with honours.

The Marshall Institute (@LSEMarshall) works to improve the impact and effectiveness of private action for public benefit through research, teaching and convening.

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