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Watch economist Robert Frank in our latest RSA Spotlight - the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event!

The Role of Luck with Robert Frank. Is luck as important as hard work in becoming successful? In recent years, social scientists have discovered that chance plays a much larger role in important life outcomes than most people imagine. Good fortune and what may seem as trivial initial advantages often translate into guaranteed success over time. Influential economist Robert Frank argues that despite this, false beliefs about luck and personal success persist, and can often shape individual and political choices in harmful ways.

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