Uneasy with how chance determines a huge part of our lives, we try to control what cannot be controlled and predict what cannot be predicted. It's a self-delusion that can have serious consequences for our personal finances, careers, happiness, and health. Dance With Chance explains how we all fall foul of this "Illusion of Control". Fortunately, when we understand how luck operates, we can lessen its ill effects. Minor lifestyle adjustments can have huge positive results. From simple investment strategies to warning against health screenings, the authors offer the revolutionary advice needed to make luck work for you.
You'll find out why millions of deaths are caused each year by medical negligence and why a billionaire is no happier than an Eskimo. You'll discover why no-one predicted the worst financial crisis since the great depression and what makes a sports star. Witty, inventive, and informed by the latest findings in psychology and statistics, Dance with Chance is an essential guide to navigating the uncertain world in which we live.