Rethinking Serendipity: How is luck created?

Dr. Christian Busch

Research has proven that there's more to luck than simple chance. How can the right mindset turn uncertainty into serendipity?

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When Christian Busch was an entrepreneur building the Sandbox community, he discovered the power of serendipity in sparking connections that led to business deals, new friendships and opportunities. 

Now as an academic at New York University he studies how luck is created and has discovered through his research that there is more to luck than simple chance. In this Garden Talk, Christian will explore how luck is created and how uncertainty and unpredictability can be leveraged to create a more purposeful life.   

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Talk outline


50 minutes

What to expect

30 minute talk

20 minute Member Q&A

Dr. Christian Busch

Dr Christian Busch directs the CGA Global Economy Program at New York University. Previously, he co-directed the LSE's Innovation Lab and co-founded the Sandbox Network, a global community of young innovators.

Rethinking Collection

It’s always good to question what we think we know. The Rethinking Collection is a series of Garden Talks by world experts that reexamine the ideas and events that have shaped and continue to shape our world.