Lewis, luck and success

Michael Lewis is one of my favourite authors. It’s not just that he writes well about interesting subjects, although he does do that. Heck, he even got me wanting to read a book about one of the most boring topics known to humanity – baseball. Lewis’ appeal is his irreverence, typically targeted at the mighty finance industry but well directed in all his writings. Reading all things Lewis recently bought me to a speech he gave at Princeton University last year. In it, he argues that the role of luck in success is too often (and conveniently) forgotten. For the...

Michael Lewis is one of my favourite authors. It’s not just that he writes well about interesting subjects, although he does do that. Heck, he even got me wanting to read a book about one of the most boring topics known to humanity – baseball. Lewis’ appeal is his irreverence, typically targeted at the mighty finance industry but well directed in all his writings.

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