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Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business by Lane Becker, Thor Muller

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Amplifying the Weird

Dr. Thomas himself had a geek brain, and like Jackson sought out inspiration for his interests from sources outside the range of the familiar. Yes, he was a consummate scientist, but he had another consuming interest that profoundly affected his career. Thomas was a young man in the Jazz Age, drinking at speakeasies and writing humorous prose. He fully embodied the whimsy and irreverence of the period, and he developed a lifelong love of poetry and literature. Alongside practicing his scientific craft, he also became a groundbreaking popular science writer whose books reveal the extent to which he saw the world through a literary lens, even winning a National Book Award for the now-classic Lives of a Cell.

This passion allowed ...

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