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Luck Factor, The

by Gunther, Max

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New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1977. BOOK: Previous Owner Markings/Ex-Library; Front Free Endpaper Missing; Front, Rear Fixed Endpapers Pulled From Removal of Jacket Cover; Corners, Spine, Boards Bumped; Moderate Shelf Rub to Boards; Spine Moderately Cocked; Edges Moderately Soiled; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age. DUST JACKET: Previous Owner Markings (Price Clipped); Sticker Residue (Non-Sticky) on Spine Portion; Lightly Creased; Lightly Chipped; Slight Yellowing Due to Age; In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. SUB-TITLE: Why Some People are Luckier Than Others and How You Can Become One of Them. CONTENTS: The Quest; PART I. THE BREAKS - 1. The Blessed and the Cursed 2. Two Lives; PART II. SPECULATIONS ON THE NATURE OF LUCK: SOME SCIENTIFIC TRIES - 1. The Randomness Theory 2. The Psychic Theories 3. The Synchronicity Theory; PART III. SPECULATIONS ON THE NATURE OF LUCK: SOME OCCULT AND MYSTICAL TRIES - 1. Numbers 2. Destiny and God 3. Charms, Signs, and Portents; PART IV. THE LUCK ADJUSTMENT - Introduction 1. The Spiderweb Structure 2. The Hunching Skill 3. "Audentes Fortuna Juvat" 4. The Ratchet Effect 5. The Pessimism Paradox. SYNOPSIS: GOOD LUCK IS NO ACCIDENT! For more than two decades Max Gunther has been fascinated by luck--who has it and how to get it. By collecting the stories of hundreds of the exceptionally lucky and the markedly unlucky, by interviewing psychiatrists, gamblers, Wall Street investors, scientists, astrologers, and many others with a special interest in the workings of luck, he discovered that the very lucky are different. They share five traits and patterns of behavior conspicuously lacking in unlucky people. Gunther isolates these traits, which constitute what he calls the luck factor, and turns them into techniques you can use to become lucky. Here they are: The Spider Web Structure. Learn to create the channels that allow good luck to flow to you. The Hunching Skill. Learn how to use your "sixth sense" to improve your hunches. All hunches are not alike; find out which to trust. The Fortune-Favors-the-Bold Phenomenon. Lives lived along a straight line are seldom lucky. Learn to use the zigzags, the accidents, the unexpected turns of fate to get ahead. The Ratchet Effect. Learn to know how and when to cut off a run of bad luck so that it doesn't become worse luck. The Pessimism Paradox. Surprisingly, very lucky people are generally not optimists. Learn how to cultivate a tough pessimism that makes you not only a survivor, but lucky. Using just these five life-tested techniques, you can actually control your luck. The very lucky among us know them by instinct; Max Gunther discovered them after years of observation and countless hours of interviews and conversations. Now you can learn them from him. Read The Luck Factor for a step-by-step demonstration of how to seize your opportunities and make good luck happen for you. Gunther urges: Stop settling for your luck and start doing something about it! Max Gunther is the author of several books, including How to Make Your Man More Sensitive and The Very Rich and How They Got That Way. He is very lucky. - and - WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE LUCKIER THAN OTHERS? Are lucky people different? Do they possess some secret knowledge that you don't? Max Gunther shows that lucky people do have something in common, something that is noticeably absent in unlucky people--the five traits that add up to what he calls the luck factor. HOW CAN YOU BECOME LUCKY? The five distinct traits that luck-prone people possess--the luck factor that makes their lives so different--can be easily acquired. They're not based on ESP, numerology, or mysticism. There is nothing mysterious or complicated about them. All that is necessary is to become aware of them and to put them into practice in your own life.. First Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Fair/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.


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For a good portion of the 1990's, our family was interested in the idea of entering the used book business. We are all avid readers, book lovers, and book collectors who cannot pass a bookstore without popping in. Family trips to the library and our local used bookstore were a regularity while growing up. With each of us having interests in different genres (with a little overlapping here and there), we cover a lot of bases. The thought of having a store of our own was appealing, and the hunt was on - both for stock and a location.
We thought to combine under one roof many different things that would appeal to readers and book lovers. Not only used books, but some new items as well. Bookmarks (to ward off dog-eared pages), bookends (to keep those out-of-control collections under control), bookplates (to label books on the "Can I borrow that?" circuit to ensure that they always found their way home), book repair tape (to lend a helping hand to collectors with tattered favourites in their collections), and so on. With an interest in book-themed knick knacks as well, we had two sides to our would-be business: books and knick-knacks. Hence the business was born.
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