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#026 Christian Busch - The Serendipity Mindset

Released Monday, 8th February 2021
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In this conversation I spoke with Christian Busch who is author of bestselling book Serendipity Mindset, which is all about the art and science of creating good luck. 

Christian is Director the Global Economy Program at New York University. Previously, he co-directed the LSE's Innovation Lab. He also has numerous other affiliations and accolades including with the World Economic Forum and the Royal Society of Arts. 

I was introduced to Christian by long time Liminal collaborator Kim Van Nierkierk for which I’m very grateful. And we realised that we had quite a lot in common and I liked his thoughtful and well research approach to serendipity which was very illuminating. We talked about the serendipity mindset as creating smart luck, potentially being anything and everything you could be in the moment. We also got into more philosophical territory about what it’s like to stare death in the face, following a near fatal accident that Christian experienced when he was younger.  And I thought about calling this episode Get Lucky but thought better of it.  

Anyway here are a few links below to some of the things we discussed: 

https://theserendipitymindset.com/ 

https://www.sps.nyu.edu/homepage/academics/masters…

https://rlabs.org/ 

https://www.lseinnovationlab.com/ 

https://www.weareliminal.co 

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