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775: Dr. Christian Busch – Create Your Own Good Luck

Serendipitous events – a chance encounter, the right word at the right time – may seem to be a matter of random luck or the whim of the universe. But what if serendipity is not actually a matter of pure chance? Might we have more control over luck than we think? Guest Dr. Christian Busch explores what’s really behind serendipitous moments in this fascinating conversation. He explains how we can make accidents meaningful…and how we can create more meaningful accidents.

Dr. Christian Busch is the bestselling author of Connect the Dots: The Art & Science of Creating Good Luck and is a Visiting Fellow at LSE, from which he holds a PhD and Msc. Christian is the Director of the CGA Global Economy Program at New York University, where he teaches on purpose-driven leadership, entrepreneurship, emerging markets, and (social) innovation. He is also the co-founder of Sandbox Network, a global community of young innovators, as well as of Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening leading CEOs.

Christian is among Diplomatic Courier’s 'Top 99 Influencers', JCI's 'Ten Outstanding Persons', and on the Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 management thinkers “most likely to shape the future of how organizations are led." He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Expert Forum and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and frequently speaks at conferences such as the World Economic Forum, TED/TEDx, and Financial Times Sustainability Summit. Christian previously worked in business and consulting in Mexico, Germany, the UK, and the US. He has served as Senior Advisor at multinational companies and the National Entrepreneurs Association, on Ashoka's Selection Panel, on the Global Shapers Steering Committee, and on the Jury of the African Entrepreneurship Award.

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Christian Busch, thank you so much for being here!

Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself.

Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.

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