Success in business… pure luck or hard work?

Is success in business down to hard work and persistence? Or just pure luck?

An article in the Guardian Small Business Network tells how “Guy Kawasaki, former marketing guru for Apple and Google, believes a good idea is 10% hard work and implementation, and 90% luck”. But can success in business really be left to chance?

Success in business

David Rockefeller had a different opinion, he said “Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work”. He also went on to say…”If you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were”. And I believe that to be true. I personally think success in business is a combination of things. Luck and hard work being the greater part. But I also believe that a business has to be involving and enjoyable to run. You need to be passionate about your business, because without passion you’re less likely to stay the course when things get tough.