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Luck: what it means and why it matters - in sport and life

LSE public lecture

As a young sportsman, Ed Smith thought admitting the existence of luck was just an excuse. He was wrong. Luck is vital in all success - and understanding luck is central to our humanity.

This event marks the publication of his new book 'Luck: What it Means and Why it Matters'.

Ed Smith played cricket for Kent and England and captained Middlesex. After retiring, he became a Times leader writer. He is now a Times features writer, author and broadcaster.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lseluck


Chair: Ed Smith | talks
Professor John Worrall | talks


Date and Time:

23 April 2012 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street

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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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