Luck plays an important role in successful startups. Whether it’s serendipitous interactions, amazing market timing, or coincidences that are just too good to be true, luck influences things more than people would like to admit. I was reminded of this today when reading Allen Nance’s excellent post titled Startup Grind: Allen Nance @ATLTechVillage. Near the end of the post Allen delivers an excellent line:
Luck doesn’t see an opportunity, luck doesn’t build a team, luck doesn’t deliver value to a customer, and luck has never taken a risk: people do.
Well said. Luck is critical, but without taking a risk, there’s no luck.
What else? What are your thoughts on luck’s role in a startup?