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The journey of life isn’t exactly easy… Some people make it through hard work and talent. Some fall by the wayside. And some people are just plain lucky. They are blessed with Bloody Good Luck!But is it possible to attract good luck? Can we train ourselves to be lucky? Apparently, it seems that Dame Luck isn’t that fickle. She is well within our reach.In his first non-fictThe journey of life isn’t exactly easy… Some people make it through hard work and talent. Some fall by the wayside. And some people are just plain lucky. They are blessed with Bloody Good Luck!But is it possible to attract good luck? Can we train ourselves to be lucky? Apparently, it seems that Dame Luck isn’t that fickle. She is well within our reach.In his first non-fiction foray, bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi explores that critical, much-longed-for element called luck. Through entertaining and informative anecdotes,narrations of personal experiences and vignettes of homespun wisdom, Ashwin gives us a whole new insight into how people can work towards being lucky.It seems that luck isn’t entirely the twist of fate that it is made out to be!...

Title : 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck
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ISBN : 9789384030575
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Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck Reviews

  • Vaiibhav Nigam
    2019-01-24 17:09

    This is probably one of the best book I have ever read on 'Self Improvement', or should I say on 'luck'? Mr. Sanghi did an amazing job. He compiled plethora of lucky people's habits into 13 habitsQuoting from successful people, author has effectively connected dots for the essential traits to become lucky. Reading and applying it will definitely help to become lucky - in short increase the opportunities. A must read for people who wants to get away from comfort zone but are afraid of what nextHowever, it isn't much different from a regular self-help book. For someone who reads quite often from blogs, newspapers, books, most anecdotes might not be new.Overall, it is more like a motivation book than a self-help book, which in my view is a good thing.

  • Shinde
    2019-01-20 15:46

    Good luck and 13 ? Triskaideaphobia – the fear of number 13, is rampant in hotel rooms, in aeroplane flight seatings, in the quest for ‘auspicious days’ and in Friday the 13th.Ashwin Sanghi deliberately flaunts ‘13 rules’ as a thumbs down for superstition. He re-defines luck from ‘chance’ to ‘choice’ and from ‘destiny’ to ‘definitely achievable’, from ‘trial and error’ to ‘trainable’ and from ‘probable’ to ‘practical’.Genre: Non-Fiction. 13 stepsto bloody good luck Pros: Sanghi quotes ,’Easy reading is damn hard writing.’ Well, he makes this an easy reading, replete with -a] Snappy anecdotes about Who’s Who of successful personas in sports, politics, films, business, literature and art. Read Lincoln, Gandhi, Steve Jobs, JRD Tata, Beethoven SRK, Manekshaw etc.b] Snap-of-the-fingers lists: 13 key attitudes mnemonic-ked into CAUSE RIPPLES (confidence in ideas, alertness to opportunities, unlearn prejudices, situation analysis etc); 5 drivers of Emotional Quotient; 9 categories of human needs; 3 categories of fear.c] Quotes and zany one liners: for example, ‘Winners quit, quit often and quit without guilt’, ‘ Learn to ignore criticism by first learning to ignore applause’, ‘ Kindest word in the world is the unkind word left unsaid.’d] Surprise moments and ‘Guess-who?’ galore: ***SPOILER ALERT*** – Dileep Kumar transforms into A.R. Rahman, Issur Danielovitch into Kirk Douglas, Abhas Ganguly into Kishore Kumar, as they grab, wrangle, wrestle and pulp good luck into golden opportunities.Cons: In hindsight, everybody has 20: 20 vision. So, I knew every anecdote, risk, decision and situation would end up as a triumph. There were no ‘failed calculated risks’ or ‘disastrous ventures’. I mean, for every SRK there are many starry eyed hopefuls who end up at the fag end of stardom. For every Tata, there are risk-takers who end up suicidal in bankruptcy.So, like I said, ‘Good luck is in retrospect – not as a prophesy’Verdict: Easy read. Quotable. Inspiring. Slim volume.Pages : 148.Publishers: Westland.Cover Design: Very innovative.

  • Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
    2019-01-22 13:56

    Writing a non-fiction is really difficult as the book needs to be really interesting along with the topic otherwise one will get bored, this book really made me hook till I finish, though most of the points discussed one might already be aware but narrative style with lots of anecdotes, personal and of the successful and other wise really made the book interesting. I read the fiction of the author, I picked up this book to see how well the author might make me read this book, feel the author succeeded in making me read the book without a halt in the journey of the completing the book.

  • Rajiv Tanwar
    2019-01-28 11:43

    It is a nice short motivational book like many other books in the market. If one combines it with Dale Carnegie's How to make Friends and Influence People, one can learn a lot about how to climb the wall to success. Examples quoted are good, even though some of them were often quoted elsewhere. Leave apart the discussion of whether there is something called Luck and if one can become Lucky by following all the 14 rules, one can for sure adopt the healthy and positive approaches mentioned in the book to be better equipped to meet Success in his life. I would recommend this book to anybody who is beginning to loose heart after meeting failure. A regular read of such books helps one introspect and pin point the cause of failure giving an opportunity to correct and try once again...again...till you become Successful. I loved the way Ashwin Sanghi ended the book - a short story to remind the readers that the most important success in life is to be among your family members, enjoying a cup of coffee with them and leading a contended life in your house. Everything else comes after that! Absolute truth.

  • Sreevatsa.haritasa
    2019-02-11 12:53

    Well organised. The 13 steps in detail makes one adapt them and attract that bloody luck into life. The live examples for each step from famous personalities will just make the point through.

  • Yash
    2019-02-02 18:49

    No structure to the book. The insight (which is to maximise opportunities like in the movie - 'yes man' ) offered ends within the first few pages. A bunch of anecdotes (poorly fact checked) put together. Similar to the book 'spice in science' from pustak mahal. Read only if you like anecdotes.

  • Abhilash Ruhela
    2019-02-12 13:49

    What happens when you a lot of efforts into something and still could not find yourself near success? The situation gets even more impatient when you find someone else with less seriousness and dedication winning it over you. The first thing that we do is blame our luck and abuse our God. Right? If you believe that luck plays its part in your success and failure and it isn't in your control but something that God has already written it for you, please go to a bookstore and pick up Ashwin Sanghi's first non-fictional attempt named "13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck". I have read only the last two books of Ashwin Sanghi and the kind of thrillers that he write, I was never expecting such kind of a non-fiction work by him. I had a conversation with him when he told me that he's writing a non-fiction and I thought it might become another wanna-be like Chetan Bhagat's What Young India Wants. But surprisingly, I am mind-blown and this book is surely going to change my life for sure.After reading Robin Sharma's motivational books, I generally do not find another self-help books as interesting as his but I can definitely list this one in the list undoubtedly. I liked the topic that Ashwin Sanghi has chosen for writing in a genre that he never tried before. His language has been so friendly and amicably good that it will help even a 10th std child to read this book and take out something from it. Right from the first page, the pace that the author has picked up is adventurous and it does not end until the last word isn't scribbled. A reader will find it not only hard but impossible to keep this book unfinished. I completed it in one sitting though I want to read it once again part by part on daily basis.This book surely has the potential of changing one's life and approach. The 13 steps that Ashwin has discussed as easy to implement and therefore this book is going to work with the masses. The examples that he has given on almost every page are so inspirational that you'll want to cut each of them and paste in on every wall of your home. From Facebook, Google, Flipkart, Whatsapp to Walmart, Ratan Tata, Ambani, Lakshmi Mittal to Amish Tripathi, Chetan Bhagat to Sachin Tendulkar and Amitabh Bachchan- Ashwin Sanghi has given every type of example to prove his point and make you believe that it's possible even for you. I also liked how he ended the book by discussing EQ and introducing LQ. The 14th step added in the end is also a wonderful post-climax.The best part is that Sanghi kept the book short and didn't make it 500-pages thick as mostly motivational books are sidelined because of their over-description and case-studies. Also, at Rs. 100, this book is GOD. Yes! And Amazon is giving it for Rs. 50. If you even once cursed luck for your failure, do read this book as you will know how luck is in your own hands. And mind you, don't think that the point has been over-exaggerated in a theoretical manner. It's not. It's as genuine as our casual talks. Get the book. I rate it 4.5 out of 5. GO FOR IT!!! Thanks. ABHILASH RUHELA - VEERU!!!

  • Chandan Kumar
    2019-01-29 13:03

    Most of us agree that Hard work alone seldom suffices in getting success. We (mistakenly) attribute all these factors to luck. Even in a meritocratic exam like the one for IAS, some stretch it to calling 75% hardwork and 25% luck.Ashwin Sanghi's claim in this book is that most of these "luck FACTORS" can be rationally analysed; and more, we can even INCREASE these factors and be more lucky!Of course, things like "winning a lottery" or where you are born are pure BLIND LUCK. Ashwin stays clear off of such things. In fact, to stress that he is not being superstitious, he limits the "steps" to 13, a misconceived unlucky number.Overall, a short book with tall stories of how people overturned their lives and climbed the ladders of success. Most of these points, I had already gleaned through other (and probably better) books. It is an irritation to see that case studies, or selected examples have been quoted, but no statistical basis has been cited or reference provided. There are much repetitions, and had to skip last 20 pages. It falls below the Ashwin Sanghi's standard if you associate him with his high paced Magnum Opus "Chanakya's Chant". Read it, if you have not read many books of self-help, corporate success genre ...or are just curious about whether luck can be rationally analysed at all.

  • Karthick Udaiy
    2019-01-31 10:46

    LUCK Four letter words plays vital role of everyone life According to my view of luck was " Luck brings you success but hard work necessary with-in the part of success. You can won only with the luck but that was not stayed in permanent.Hard work + Luck = Success". This Book brings you not only with hard work also some various process associated with luck. This is my first self help book before i had not read any book. Ashwin successful in mythological fiction before He sold million copies national wide also translated in various languages now also he deserved in this type of genre. He wrote and conveyed very well with perfect examples.Each lines gave you inspiring and motivational, positive attitude approach to face the life.I enjoyed the book from cover-cover each example give you extra strength & power while you read. Some stories he wrote in amidst that were very thought-full & eye opener. Overall great book must read it for everyone & worth reading, I would like to give 5/5 Stars to this wonderful book. NO Second ThoughtsGo For it!!!!!! Read it!!!!

  • Nistha Tripathi
    2019-02-15 13:47

    As our average attention span and patience dwindles, we have started looking for quick reads that impart a sense of wisdom or entertainment in a short time or at least be so interesting that we don't mind spending longer time reading them. In that respect, Ashwin Sanghi has done a great job in keeping the rhetoric to the minimum and sharing interesting anecdotes and examples that will stay longer in our memories. I also admire his switching side from fiction to non fiction so elegantly. Here's to looking forward to more reads from him. I would recommend this book to anyone who harbors a dream and works hard towards it. Coming to the content, the book deals with the topic of how to create your own luck by capturing and creating more opportunities around you. The idea is not new but is told in a fluid way. You can find examples of many people you know in there including Ashwin himself. I finished the book in under four hours and ended up feeling hopeful and motivated. What else can you want?

  • Neetu Nazareth
    2019-02-16 18:06

    I started this book this morning at 10:30 and finished it at 1. I didn't take a break in between, that's how glued I was to reading it. What set's this book apart from the rest of the self-help/motivational/how to be successful type of books is that this particular short book is packed with real life success stories, each of which wonderfully explains the different ways luck can favor you.Full review:

  • Nitesh Kanthaliya
    2019-01-23 10:48

    A decent read. Not too much of substance but nice anecdotes. The author has developed his own framework and has tried force fitting various parameters at places. The title of the book is pretty nice (literally 13 and luck together ;)). Some of the stories/quotes etc have been picked up from commonplace and are too an extent cliche. Ashwin is great at fiction and I think this book doesn't suit his personality.

  • Awdhesh Singh
    2019-01-27 14:06

    "13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck" is an interesting read full of anecdotes and interesting stories. However, it becomes ultimately a self-help book which could have titled "13 Steps to Success" as it tells the steps to succeed. I did not find much originality in this book as the content is quite different than what you expect from the title of the book.

  • Ajay Sampat
    2019-02-09 18:03

    Destiny can be controlled by the decisions we take. The author did a fantastic job presenting his research with stories and quotes from successful scholars, politicians, artists, athletes and celebrities throughout history. Great quick read. Highly recommend it.

  • Anandraj R
    2019-01-19 19:02

    My first book of 2015 :) Good little book that can be finished in a day or 2. Easy and simple with loads of positive thoughts. Especially i loved the anecdotes even though a few of them were already familiar.

  • Manish Gvalani
    2019-01-17 16:59

    It's a very simple heart felt book .. I loved it because of examples and stories expressed in every chapter that proved to be reference points for all ways pointed out..

  • Kiran N
    2019-01-25 13:54

    After changing the genre, Ashwin Sanghi has written it well citing examples of great people and modern day business giants

  • Parikshit Shah
    2019-02-04 14:11

    First of all thanks to Westland Publications for sending an autographed copy of this book – 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck – as a prize of a Twitter contest. This is the third Ashwin Sanghi I have read, the previous two being Chanakya’s Chant and The Sialkot Saga.This is something very different from Ashwin’s thriller-fiction writings, but still it manages to keep the reader engaged, from the first page to the last. More importantly, it is in simple language unlike many books of that genre which contain so heavy wordings and phrases that one feels its an uphill task to practice anything of the book. The Author has kept the chapters simple, interesting and still very impactful with its message.The thirteen steps are not only explained well, but every section has a number of examples. Stories of many renowned and celebrated personalities are accompanied by many experiences of author’s own life. The thirteen steps are summed up in one mnemonic Causing Ripple at the end of the book. In micro detail, these thirteen steps are named Confidence, Alertness, Unlearn, Situation, Intuition, Network, Goodness, Risks, Information, Positivity, Passion, Leverage and Experiment. The book makes you believe that to be lucky not something which will happen by its own, but one needs to make it happen. As I said, the book is not tiresome one but intriguing. In less than 150 pages, Ashwin Sanghi almost succeeded in convincing his message to a reader.This book is referable to everyone who’s looking some inspiration for life. I am looking forward to read next book of this series ’13 Steps to Bloody Good Wealth’.

  • Achint Kumar
    2019-02-06 14:51

    By book cover(with lemon & chilli) i thought that i was some astrological sort of book.But,back cover was telling different story,so i search it on this website and found it. The language of book is simple,but the content of book is interesting.It is all about the 13 ways to be lucky with example.For beginners in self help/motivational book it is excellent book to start. If your are fond of self help books then all 13 ways you have read somewhere.But here you will find all 13 ways in a single book.Beside Author have formulate a short cut so you can remember it easily. I was willing to give it four star,but the simplicity of book force to do otherwise.

  • Ayush
    2019-01-19 11:53

    I am currently reading it and so far I can say that this non-fiction proved to be very helpful for me. Mr. Sanghi has done the fabulous job indeed. This book gives you several real life examples that will make you look twice on your life. It's is not the thick piece of paper yet it is the masterpiece in 176 pages only.Give a try to this.Ashwin Sanghi

  • Sandeep Bhat
    2019-01-28 12:12

    A good motivational book, Ashwin forays away from his mythological stronghold but continues with his story telling flair with interesting anecdotes. 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck tells you SOP to be adopted to become lucky synonymous with success here. The book is filled with lots of interesting anecdotes from different people lives that are intelligently combined with the context. A must read book for people who want to get better in their "Lucky Quotient" along with their IQ and EQ.

  • Bhagya Shree
    2019-02-10 13:47

    An Inspiring book !!This book totally deserves 5 stars for the amount of research gone into a it. It clearly explains how someone turns lucky is not a matter of chance, but of choice. In 13 points, with a lot of anecdotes, Ashwin Sanghi explains how we can increase the X factor, called "luck" in our lives. The book is inspiring and a gripping read.

  • Shruti
    2019-02-07 13:53

    Its a pretty short and quick read containing simple practical insights. Many of these we often already are kind of aware of but the way it is presented works. Author explains his point with the help of several informative real life examples from the past as well as present. They are really interesting but you may feel that there are way too many of these examples. All in all its a good read.

  • Kuldip Jhala
    2019-02-08 12:06

    The book is a must read for those who want to smartly increase their financial knowledge and put it into practical use. The author has placed real-life examples of how common people used their skills to perfection in the share market and otherwise to increase their networth. A worthy read.

  • Rajendra Kalidindi
    2019-02-07 16:53

    Definitely a mild booster to your attitude and understanding towards the Luck. Good to read, and its full of successful people's stories. At the end of the book author seems to have wrapped it up with less stuff in the subject. overall a good to read.

  • Ali Akbar
    2019-02-14 12:04

    One of the best inspirational book Ashwin has explained his 13 bullets for getting lucky in rather a compulsive order. Of course not to miss the last (14th) point which itself is, in a nutshell, best described characteristic of "bloody brilliant lucky people".

    2019-01-17 14:11

    Well narrated with apt examples. Characteristics for "CAUSING RIPPLES". It provides the tool to make opportunities knock your door. A new dimension in our thought process about LUCK

  • BookAssemblage
    2019-02-17 19:07

    First book in the trilogy of 13 steps to bloogy good This book is a good book full of life examples of great people like abram lincoln and obama . There are basically 13 steps to boost your luck Rating -3.5

  • Mukesh Kumar
    2019-02-05 15:08

    Good book to attract your luck.Little Inspirational story makes you feel good.

  • Bharath ayyappa
    2019-01-20 18:45

    This book is done write unethical