Good businesses are a matter of luck?

Good businesses

A business idea, some money, desire to undertake … luck is also needed in the recipe for business success?

“How many customers will recommend the new product?”, “How will be the weather for the next season?”, “How much will it be worth renting the hall next year?”. Difficult questions about the future are many for entrepreneurs in all sectors.

One answer, and prosperous business; another, and entrepreneurship may be on the brink. Is that some sort answers always seem to play them a favor?

How hits fortune in the growth potential of a venture? The inventor Thomas Edison, the creator not only of the incandescent lamp but also the huge company General Electric (GE today), once said: “Luck is that which occurs when planning meets opportunity.”

Edison tested his theory and managed to patent hundreds of consumer products based electricity, an invention that, to his time, had not shown too many practical applications. Any luck or chance?

At the heart of undertaking this vision, think ahead and change it, even with all the uncertainty on a number of variables that are not controllable, even predictable. In any business environment the world is moving with a dynamic that benefits some and harms others.

It could be called “good luck” to the situation of who opens a business heating just before a cold snap, or to decide to manufacture ambulances without knowing that soon the government will decide to make a purchase. But to sustain your business in time and make it grow, the “lucky” companies are also based on our own way of making decisions, change factors within reach and find a way in the context.

Something like holding your hand at the time through good planning As explained by the French consultant Jean Paul Sallenave in his book “Management and strategic planning” (1995): “No successful companies which do not have their fortune He smiled at a crucial time, either through an order, or a loan, or a technological breakthrough, etc. However, a superior strategy was in many cases the reason for the success or the complement of luck.

“In 2003, the English psychologist Richard Wiseman proposed to scientifically address the matter of luck, and went even further: people who they considered lucky act in particular ways to attract and take this kind of permanent way. What? “Lucky people always want something new.

They are prepared to take risks and relax enough to see the opportunities,” he said in an interview to the Fast Company.

So, if you expect him luck is on the side of your entrepreneurship, secret seems to be to combine the planning and preparation -armar plan, organize work, capacitate-, with some degree of openness to intuition, creativity and new.

Lighting candles, decorate the office Feng-shui or throwing coins into the fountain, they can not function alone, but act as symbols of new opportunities to explore.

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