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All or nothing

They say it’s better to be lucky than good. But shouldn’t statistics have put the idea of “being” lucky to bed? Or is luck really all about story, rather than statistics?

  • How Designers Engineer Luck Into Video Games: The responsibilities and challenges of programmed luck, by Simon Parkin
  • Don’t Tell Your Friends They’re Lucky: Luck has a lot to do with success. We just don’t want to admit it. by Bob Henderson
  • Investing Is More Luck Than Talent: The surprising message of the statistics of wealth distribution, by Moshe Levy
  • This issue also includes contributions from: Fred Adams, Emily Anthes, Kevin Berger, Simon DeDeo, Dan Falk, David Grinspoon, David J. Hand, Tasneem Zehra Husain, Jonathon Keats, Maggie Koerth-Baker, Hillary Rosner, Julie Sedivy, David Steinsaltz, Nikhil Swaminathan, Chelsea Wald, Emily Willingham, and Carl Zimmer.