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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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The Temporal Shift

We not only need to activate our spaces for serendipity, we need to activate our time for it as well—to give ourselves the opportunity to make connections between events that don't happen in sequence. This might seem like a stretch in a work environment where every minute is already accounted for, but time, it turns out, is more malleable than we might expect.

Society has historically allowed for a more nuanced view of time than the one we now have. Even before the Ancient Greeks, people recognized that what we now consider the conventional notion of time—sequential, where events unfold one after the other in a linear fashion, the tick-tock time you can set your watch to—is only one of the ways in which time operates.

Furthermore, ...

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