serendipity

A Quote by Joseph Campbell on synchronicity, serendipity, and aging

Schopenhauer's wonderful piece on 'An Apparent Intention in the Fate of the Individual': how the continuities of a lifetime seem, in the end, to have been plotted out by a novelist - all the accidents, apparently uncoordinated as they first occur, concurring finally toward the shaping of an order.

'In Guatemala our bus got stuck in the mud - it was aways getting stuck! The driver said, "I need five strong men to move the bus." (There were plenty of guys on the trip.) Joe, in his seventies, was the first one out of the bus.' (Lynne Kaufman)

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

Source: A Fire in the Mind

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A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on work, luck, and serendipity

Hard work will get you a professorship or a BMW. You need both work and luck for a Booker, a Nobel or a private jet.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article4022091.ece

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A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on serendipity, parties, and party

Go to parties. You can’t even start to know what you may find on the envelope of serendipity. If you suffer from agoraphobia, send colleagues.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article4022091.ece

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A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on communication, human contact, and serendipity

If something is going on, I hear about it. I like to talk to people, I socialise. Television is a waste of time. Human contact is what matters.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article4022091.ece

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A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on luck and serendipity

Work hard, not in grunt work, but in chasing such opportunities and maximizing exposure to them. This makes living in big cities invaluable because you increase the odds of serendipitous encounters--you gain exposure to the envelope of serendipity

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Pages: 209

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A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on serendipity and luck

...maximize the serendipity around you.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Pages: 204

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A Quote by Marcia Conner on luck, serendipity, and accidents

Instead of being more organized or controlling in your approach, allow for serendipity. Happy accidents happen when you look side to side or up, not always forward. Don't stop planning. Rather step out of the tunnel. Put yourself in situations that allow for the unexpected. Life is situationally driven. Learning happens in context. Be ready when opportunities arise. The more space you've cleared in your life for something new, the more right things will happen. More or less.

Marcia Conner

Source: Fast Company Experts Blog: More or Less: http://blog.fastcompany.com/experts/mconner/2007/12/more_or_less.html

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A Quote by Richard Wiseman on luck, serendipity, and success

Unlucky people are stuck in routines. When they see something new, they want no part of it. Lucky people always want something new. They're prepared to take risks and relaxed enough to see the opportunities in the first place.

Richard Wiseman

Source: Fast Company: How to Make Your Own Luck: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/72/realitycheck.html

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A Quote by Ken Hendricks on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, business, luck, serendipity, and skill

What is the most overrated skill for an entrepreneur?

The most overrated skill is skill. Luck is more important. The entrepreneur gets credit for being this genius, when really he was just at the right place at the right time.

Ken Hendricks

Source: Inc: 10 questions for Ken Hendricks: http://www.inc.com/magazine/20061201/entrepreneur-questions.html

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on bliss, follow your bliss, and serendipity

All the time. It is miraculous. I even have a superstition that has grown on me as a result of invisible hands coming all the time - namely, that if you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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