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Make No Plans: The Power of Serendipity

Stefan Weitz is the director of search at Microsoft Bing. In his 2012 TEDx, he covers the topics of his own life experiences in Australia, neuroscience, chaos theory, accidental discoveries and personal networks, all to make a point that long-term planning in life might not pay off as well as you think.


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Oasis Way and the Postnormal Era: How Understanding Serendipity Will Lead You to Success

A highly anticipated book by Ilkka Kakko on Seredipity.


The key conclusion of the book is that innovation activities can be improved by understanding serendipity and applying serendipity management principles. The book gives practical, hands-on advices, how to harness serendipity on individual, community and organizational levels. It describes the possibilities to enhance serendipity in business environments by workspace design, both physical and virtual, and explains how to increase coincidencity in the team building process.


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Why You Should Plan for Serendipity

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If you’re a busy professional like me, chances are your calendar looks a lot like a Tetris board. Every minute of every day is accounted for. Some hyper-organization is necessary, of course. How else would business get done? But on a recent trip to Chicago, my colleague Aaron Ferber reminded me of the importance of leaving room in one’s personal and work life for serendipity.


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Four Methods for Corporate Innovators

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In this HBR video Matt Kingdon, cofounder of What If!, explains how to make your new idea stick. For more, read his book, The Science of Serendipity.

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I highly recommend reading this article from The Wall Street Journal about the science of serendipity in the workplace: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323798104578455081218505870.html

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Alfred Fuhr's comment, July 31, 2013 12:20 PM
good science will lead to to a serendipity machine:http://theserendipitymachine.com/