Saturday, September 12, 2015

Entrepreneurial Power of Good Fortune

The Sun, the Soil, the Rabbit and the Farmer

Success follows a predictable course, it is not the brightest who succeed.
Nor is success simply the sum of the decisions and efforts we make on our own behalf. It is rather, a gift. The successful are those who have been given opportunities and who have the strength and presence of mind to seize them.

Lets look at the "Ecology of Organism": the tallest oak in the forest is the tallest not just because it grew from the best acorn; it is the tallest also because no other trees blocked its sunlight, the soil around it was deep and rich, no rabbit chewed through its bark as a sapling and no farmer cut it down before it matured.

To be successful we already know about been good at what we do;
But what do we know about the sunlight, the soil, the rabbit and the farmer all around us?

For the Beatles - it was in Hamburg, Germany; given stage access with a club band, seven days a week, 10 hours a night
For Bill Gate - given the gift of a computer, unlimited access to a time sharing terminal in 1968 at age 13
For Mozart - it was his fathers compositions, he started writing music at six.

According to Daniel Letvitin, it takes approximately 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in any field.

The Entrepreneur's above were all given that opportunity for free

That does not mean that they were not brilliant entrepreneur's in their own right, it just means they benefited from the power of good fortune earlier than their competition.

For Donald Trump...........

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