The Lucky Bugger's Casebook

What connects the discovery of America, the creation of Coca Cola and the art book bought for GBP50 that turned out to contain original Picassos? That's right: sheer blind luck. No matter how meticulously things are planned, time after time the most important bits of life are the product of simple, random chance. In wonderfully witty style, Daniel M. Smith gives us the stories of inventors, Nobel Prize winners, scientists, actresses, escapees, engineers, kings, architects, pop stars, criminals, supermodels, tennis champions, opera singers and many more who have benefited from happy serendipity. From the Japanese trader who made fortune after a share price typo to the German novelist who lost his manuscript on a train, and ended up buying some fish wrapped in his own pages at the station, "The Lucky Bugger's Casebook" is a celebration of the type of unexpected good fortune we all dream of - just ask Sir Paul McCartney, who awoke one morning with the tune to 'Yesterday' having arrived in his head overnight.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781848311527
Categories BX, Entertainment, Humour, Non-Fiction: Lifestyle, WBD
Author(s) Daniel Smith
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Pages 256
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13cm x 1.5cm x 19.5cm
Weight 0.27 kg
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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