Serendipity in Business

Eric Sink of Red Gate Software has written a great article of how taking a Road Less Travelled can also result in success.

He writes

Thirdly, the important decisions aren’t always the ones that seem important at the time. Looking back on this decision, it was one of the most important ones that we ever made. But it didn’t seem that way back in 2003. There was no sense of urgency, no feeling that this was a decision that could make or break the company. But it was. Not in the dramatic sense of a cause with an immediate effect, but it set us down a path that branched slightly off the alternative and, over time, that route diverged to take us in the happier direction.

I think most people underestimate the power of seredipity. Stumbling along and making some decisions which prove to be a game-changer in the long run.

Most people mistake serendipity to blind luck, but serendipity only is achieved if you atually sieze on the moment and do something with it.

Effort needs to go in before serendipity becomes success.


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