Ashwin Sanghi is a name associated with thrillers. As a result the name of his next book 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck, was a huge put off. Plus I didn't find the cover attractive. But once I started reading the book, it kept me hooked.
These 13 steps of bloody good luck are not about placing nimboo-mirchi on your door. They are about intrinsic characteristics which you should have and if you don't have you should develop in order to be lucky.
The author starts with his own example- how he had not written anything until the age of thirty-five, how there were no takers for his first book and how the first step of luck - networking helped him get published his first book. The book is full of examples of great men and women, of the past and the present. A lot is to be learnt from their examples. The author says that lucky people are thick skinned. They are not affected by temporary failures and others opinions about them. This was a revealtion to me. I liked this step and incorporated it in my life. The author also stresses upon emotional intelligence and tells how remaining calm in all sitations is an important trait to become succesful.
What I liked about the book is that it is an easy read. It is not preachy. The writing keeps you interested in the book and by the time you reach the last page, you remain unsatiated, hankering for more. Read this book. It will change you, change for the good.