I have a lucky friend. Chances are you know him. He has written several New York Times best sellers. By any outward appearance, he has officially made it.
I wanted to know what role he thought luck played in his career. Without batting an eye, he said, "Oh, luck has been everything. I can point to at least 10 occasions where pure, dumb luck landed me a huge break in my career."
"No," he told me. "I'm talking about flat-out luck. A guy I met on a plane, a random stranger, an introduction to a friend of a friend who happened to know great book agent — that kind of luck."