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On that original tulip exchange in Amsterdam, one of Max Gunther's ancestors bought a hundred dollars' worth of bulbs in 1632 and paid a witch to insure the investment's success. By 1636 (so the story goes), Gunther's ancestor's bulbs were worth $150,000. So much for pedigree.
Max Gunther was born in England and emigrated to the US when he was 11. He attended schools in New Jersey and received ... Read more on Max Gunther
"Max Gunther’s works were the original inspiration for my book’s chapter on luck, chance, serendipity, and randomness. I am sure that readers will enjoy learning from this classic text just like I did." Gautam Baid, author of The Joys of Compounding
"Timid people confine their thinking to hard facts. Lucky people exhibit boldness and act on well-founded hunches. This book puts luck on your side." Colin Nicholson, author of Think Like the Great Investors
In the final part of the book Gunter says, “It is unlikely that your own personal views of luck have been changed radically since you started the book…” He goes on to say that wasn’t the ...Read more