What most people fail to realize is that most successful entrepreneurs, today as in the past, got lucky.
Yes they are/were brilliant. Yes they worked hard, really hard. But in addition they got lucky. In a New York Times article, Simon Baker,chief executive of Baker Ave Asset Management, which manages about $1 billion, mainly for tech entrepreneurs, says, "The reality is only 5 percent of these people are going to have another hit. There are only a few serial entrepreneurs out there."
This isn't bad, it isn't good, it is not a criticism: it's just the way things work. For every very successful inventor or entrepreneur out there, there are 2,500 others who almost- - but not quite- - made it. They just weren't as lucky. Source: "Younger Generations' Approach to INvestin, " by Paul Sullivan, The New York Times, Sept 21, 2013.
Lobby ceiling in the hotel we stayed at in New York last month. The round windows look up into the swimming pool. In this shot, you can see part of the body of a swimmer in one of the round windows. Photo by Nine Shift.