In one of my previous posts, I have talked about the role of luck in Entrepreneurship. This is one of questions that I ask to entrepreneurs. Zeki Çalışır, is a successful and experienced businessman whose ideas I respect. When I asked him the role of luck in entrepreneur’s life, he said “if luck is not with you, it does not matter how hard you push”.
Last day, we were having dinner with Gülay and Ekim. They are both entrepreneurs. Gülay is skeptic to the idea of “luck”, but Ekim and I believe in the role of luck. Ekim told that he is connecting the dots in his life (just like Steve Jobs did) and told us how he had been involved in publishing business and his innovative product called Botego which uses natural language processing. Gülay thinks that people create their luck.
After the dinner, I asked the question: “is luck a coincidence?”. Do you create your good luck or is it just a coincidence? I think both is relevant. What do you think?