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My 5 Secrets of Success

From Win More Grants blog….

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You will pay good money for books and workshops on how to be a success — in business, in life, in everything.   For the benefit of my children, and anyone else who is interested, I distill here a century of self-help books, and 40+ years of experience, into the following 5 “secrets of success”.

1. Be lucky.   
I’m sorry to have to break it to you, but most of the “success” advice out there misses one key ingredient: luck. Luck is extremely important (see Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman, and my Win More Grants blog). People who consider themselves successful usually downplay the role of luck, and up-play the role of their talents and actions in achieving success. They then write books and give talks, on the assumption that if you follow their advice, you too will be a success like them. Of course, “luck…

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