How the best CEOs make their own luck | Christian Busch, NYU and World Economic Forum
Luck is on your side this week as NYU and LSE faculty member Christian Busch joins Lloyd to discuss his new book, The Serendipity Mindset.Apple Podcast Spotify
The Director of NYU’s Global Economy Program, Christian has extensive experience with social entrepreneurship. He co-founded the Sandbox Network, a global hub for young innovators, and has advised companies like TED and Haier. And with The Serendipity Mindset, he’s exploring how the world’s best CEOs cultivate luck to gain a competitive edge.
During their conversation, Christian tells Lloyd about the differences between smart and dumb luck, how to turn rejection into an opportunity, and why saying “no” can still leave you open to serendipity. Plus, they delve into the incident that sent Christian on an intense search for meeting and tackle unconscious bias in tech.
Buy Christian’s book: The Serendipity Mindset
03:29: The Serendipity Mindset: how to attract smart luck
09:07: How to say “no” and still be open to opportunity
14:04: How to allow serendipitous connections to happen
20:28: Reframing: how to turn rejection into an opportunity
27:03: Why staying true to your north star ultimately helps you get ahead
31:18: The event that spurred Christian’s search for meaning
35:41: How can people network healthily online?
40:17: Combating unconscious biases in tech.
44:00: What’s next for Christian
Also published on Medium.