The paper from PNAS is available for free.
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I think there is some grain of truth in it; in that there are number of people who are successful at some point and assume that they are entitled to the sum of all fortunate events that put them in a good spot. Very interesting…Though it is not to be generalized as the lead authors so believes. There are also some who do not behave that way.
See on www.pnas.org