Author(s): Franz Johansson
Success is random. And there are a number of things that we can do to capture this randomness and focus it in our favour. According to bestselling author Frans Johansson strategy, planning, and careful analysis no longer guarantee strong performances. But dig deep into the actions of successful people and organizations and you'll find one common theme. A turning point occurs - a major client signs on, a new competitor redefines the market, an unlikely idea surfaces - and they take advantage of that 'click moment' to change their fate. Diane von Furstenberg saw a matching skirt and top on TV and the wrap-dress was born. Microsoft Windows was on the brink of being shut down until two people met unexpectedly at a party. Starbucks sold brewing equipment and coffee by the pound until Howard Schultz experienced his first latte. Each of these individuals experienced a rare point of opportunity that was completely unexpected. But they capitalized on their luck in ways that paid off, and altered the course of their lives. Johansson shows the actions we can take to create click moments, open ourselves up to chance encounters, and harness the forces of success that follow.
Frans Johansson is the bestselling author of The Medici Effect. Raised in Sweden by his African American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father, he now speaks to audiences worldwide, from the boardrooms of America's largest corporations to villages in developing countries. He has founded a software start-up, a healthcare firm, a hedge fund, and the innovation firm the Medici Group. He lives in New York.