Nishant Dogra UI/UX Designer at Blog Sparks Network, Inc

October 3rd, 2016

What percentage of success would you allocate to each one of them?
A great idea is 1% of the work. Execution is the other 99%. In this course, we’ll teach you how to conduct market analysis, create an MVP and pivot (if needed), launch your business, survey customers, iterate your product/service based on feedback, and gain traction quickly.

Cesare Martino Managing the complexity

October 4th, 2016

Reality is you need both. But you don't control luck, so you better focus on what you can do . . . . No point in wandering what role has luck in a success. Just keep on trying.

Marvin Schuldiner Problem Solver at Sanns, LLC

October 4th, 2016

Skill dictates what you can control.  Luck controls everything outside of that.  Each project will have different portions of each.

Tom DiClemente Management Consulting | Interim CEO/COO | Coach

October 4th, 2016

There is no magic split. For some it has been 100% skill/0% luck, for others, you could transpose those numbers, and others fall everywhere in between. 

The important thing to remember is - don't count on luck. Skill, perseverance, and an extraordinary work ethic are all you can count on. Sometimes when you're doing those things, luck happens!

JP

October 4th, 2016

Luck 0%
Skill 100% ONLY if Combined with an insane work ethic. 

Sam McAfee Building Popup Incubators for Corporate Innovation Programs

October 4th, 2016

Luck isn't real. People who are open to trying things and continue to do so repeatedly, simply have more positive experiences mathematically than people who are too afraid to try things (they have more negative experiences too, but we don't notice as much). They appear more lucky. It's a tolerance for risk combined with a managing of bets by making them small and frequent, instead of huge and only a few times.

Shyla Klinder Head of Product

October 4th, 2016

Skill 90% luck 10% Sent from my iPhone

Shel Horowitz I help organizations thrive by building social transformation into your products, your services, and your marketing

October 4th, 2016

I disagree with those who say luck has no role. I've had the luck to be well-timed on some business ventures--in part because I had the skill to anticipate trends, but in part because I was lucky--and I've also had some business ventures do very poorly because even though all the pieces were in place for success, outside factors got in the way

But of course, if you have to choose one, make it skill ;-).

Shel Horowitz I help organizations thrive by building social transformation into your products, your services, and your marketing

October 4th, 2016

Fill in any percentages you want and it will be true for *somebody's* business.They vary so situationally! And add a third variable: timing (which can be a matter of luck, skill, or both). 

Christopher Conroy Equity | Inclusion | Humane Workplaces

October 4th, 2016

Depends on how you're defining success and in what context. If you're defining success by external rewards (career progression and accomplishments, obtaining things, being a top performer), there's a ton of evidence to suggest that success is a function of consistent practice maximizing an inherent talent, and that luck is in turn a function of that skill and work ethic finding exposure to as many contexts where those characteristics can be invested in and rewarded as possible. If you're defining success based on internal reward systems (self-confidence, overall life satisfaction, moment-to-moment happiness) then that has much to do with your outlook and daily practices of personal enrichment -- although there are a lot of studies that suggest this can be modified by certain aspects of socioeconomic status.

Vinuth Tulasi Member of Technical Staff at Stealth Mode Storage Startup

October 4th, 2016

If you consider "Right opportunity at the right time and right place" as luck then you need skills to drive your luck and get that right opportunity. So skills is 100%.