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Exceptional Successes: Skill or Luck?

ESMT Berlin – European School of Management and Technology Berlin | Chengwei Liu

CHENGWEI LUI, ASSOCIATE PROFRESSOR OF STRATEGY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, WILL PRESENT HIS LATEST FINDING ON HOW LUCK PLAYS A CRITICAL ROLE IN EXCEPTIONAL SUCCESS.

Should we attribute successes to skill or to luck? We are hard-wired to think that the most successful must have done something right to deserve all the attention and rewards. Chengwei’s research provides systematic evidence that luck plays a critical role in exceptional successes, not only in business but also in music, movies, science, and professional sports. A key finding is that more can be gained by paying more attention to the “second best”.

Chengwei Liu, ESMT Berlin professor, “Top 40 under 40 MBA Professor” and top expert on luck, will present his latest findings, share the secrets of how to quantify luck and how to “get lucky” in a contrary way.

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ESMT Berlin

Chengwei Liu

ESMT Berlin

Associate Professor of Strategy and Behavioral Science

Chengwei Liu (PhD, Cambridge) is associate professor of strategy and behavioral Science at ESMT Berlin. He has taught at Cambridge, Oxford, MIT, INSEAD, University of Singapore, Peking University, Warwick and won more than 20 research and teaching awards. Thinkers50 named Chengwei a leading management thinker and Poets&Quants named Chengwei a “Top 40 under 40 MBA Professor”. His current research focuses on how organizations should manage diversity and (re)design themselves in the age of AI.

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