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  • Dr. Christian Busch on Creating Serendipity

    3 Jun 2020
  • Dr. Christian Busch, author of The Serendipity Mindset, the Art and Science of Creating Good Luck, discusses how we can intentionally create luck in our lives. He explains how this mindset applies to personal life as well as product innovation and corporate management.

    Hosted by Jeff Kavanaugh, VP and Head of the Infosys Knowledge Institute.

    “Once you start believing that you can create your own luck, you start creating your own luck.”

    - Dr. Christian Busch


Show Notes

  • 00:06

    Your book The Serendipity Mindset states that good luck isn't just chance, that it can be learned and leveraged. What is one example that's especially relevant for you?

  • 01:33

    Jeff Kavanaugh introduces Dr. Busch and shares his background

  • 02:15

    What inspired you to research the topic of serendipity and eventually write this book?

  • 03:55

    It seems like the topic could be a little bit warm and fuzzy, especially several years ago, which branch of academia did you choose for this and why?

  • 05:39

    What is it about serendipity in your research and findings that an executive can apply, or at least how does it relate to the uncertainties and opportunities in a business environment?

  • 08:47

    Do you think you're uncovering something people already do, or is this a new thing that more can adopt and it's possible something can raise business performance?

  • 13:31

    Dr. Busch discusses how seeking, and finding luck really is a positive mindset

  • 16:03

    How could serendipity possibly help us in a time of pandemic?

  • 18:49

    Can you link serendipity and innovation, the innovation process, if you want to call it that?

  • 22:27

    Dr. Busch explores the meaning and implications of the phrase “connect the dots.”

  • 24:50

    What's the difference in approach to serendipity if there is one between Europe and the US?

  • 27:00

    What are three things that someone can do professionally maybe even personally to bring serendipity into their lives and maybe have a little more joy?

  • 30:01

    Dr. Busch shares his online contact information

About Dr. Christian Busch

Dr. Christian Busch

Dr. Christian Busch is a professor at New York University (NYU), where he directs the CGA Global Economy Program. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Marshall Institute, London School of Economics. Previously, he co-directed the LSE’s Innovation and Co-Creation Lab and served as a course leader. He is a co-founder of Sandbox Network, a leading community of young innovators active in over 20 countries, as well as Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening high-impact leaders. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Expert Forum and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

The Serendipity Mindset