Friday, January 06, 2012

Great By Choice by Jim Collins

I started reading the first chapter of the book Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins.



One of Jim's theories is 'Luck is nothing but preparation'. He compares the fate of two famous explorers, Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott in the context of their epic treks to the South Pole a century ago. Amundsen expected things to go wrong, prepared for it and succeeded. Scott expected everything to work as expected and paid the price with his life, all along blaming his failure on bad luck. The book Race To The End covers the south pole exploration.

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