That luck plays a significant part in our career is increasingly evident. For instance, research from Harvard has shown that we’re judged more harshly for failing under the most extreme of circumstances than we are by succeeding in the most benign.
Indeed, research from the University of Catania suggests that luck is often more influential than talent in the accumulation of wealth. Indeed, talent was found to be one of the least important factors. Which perhaps makes a study from the University of Colorado at Boulder seem quite sensible when it shows that it’s logical to pay lucky CEOs more than unlucky ones. As Napolean was famously believed to have said, it’s better to have a lucky general than a good one.
New research from the University of Rochester reveals that luck can have a similarly enduring effect