Luck is the residue of design?
Branch Rickey, esteemed baseball visionary, gave me my favorite quote – “Luck is the residue of design”. I have used it quite a bit and it is a foundation of how I look at my work both on the job and at home. I though I knew what the design part meant. You have to be ready to turn an opportunity into action then into results, in other words – plan.
Tom Peters has given me another way of looking at luck. You can “pursue” luck. This builds on planning to take advantage of your luck. Mr. Peters shows you can seek out luck and have more opportunities to innovate.