From Richard Hamming’s classic and must-read talk, ”You and Your Research“.
There is indeed an element of luck, and no, there isn’t. The prepared mind sooner or later finds something important and does it. So yes, it is luck. The particular thing you do is luck, but that you do something is not.
Posted April 09, 2011
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