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Parallel Peaks: Business Insights While Climbing the World's Highest Mountains by John D. McQuaig

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Chapter Nine:

The Dilemma of Luck

 

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.

—Ray Kroc

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

—Samuel Goldwyn

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The final key to the summit is simply luck. You can clearly set your expectations and follow all the steps to success that experienced climbers have outlined, including how to deal with your weaknesses; but in the end, luck will not be denied. It will have the final say in the outcome.

In his bestselling book, Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer (1997) describes his now famous climb on Mount Everest. On May 10, 1996, in clear weather, he and his expedition team set off on the final stretch ...

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