Some of the key illustrations here come to the aide of this idea – the ignominious fall of Nokia, the unexpected rise of Viagra, the continued adaptability of Microsoft, Picasso's productivity, the Little Lebowski shop in New York, the Rubik's Cube, the universal popularity of Angry Birds, the speed of fashion chain Zara, Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novels, Serena Williams's tennis success, etc. The recurring theme herein is that in this age of technological revolution, in the interplay of the possibility of randomness and complexity, chances of the click moment happening, resulting in the germination of the new idea increases significantly, and for the prepared this should happen more often than not. And this is true across regions, domains, industries!
The method to make this happen is to get out more, meet different people, try a lot of new things, make a lot of small bets and then push big behind the ones that look as if they might take off. The often spoken mosaic where technology and humanities or liberal arts collide resonate the same theme. Coffee cooler talks, regular social meets, diverse settings, inter-disciplinary meets all are part of this mode of working – stroking the passion, the energy – and it’s the confluence of ideas in the intersection of powerful themes that the click moment happens. It can’t as a rule happen in still waters. Groundbreaking click moments can happen only with passion powered “purposeful bets.” Such thinking generally overcomes the walls of logical sense and catapults into the realm of purposeful bets and increased randomness. The logical mind – very essential for regular success – typically takes one in the direction opposite to finding the click moment, which can be defined as the door for extraordinary success.
For example, the steps that lead to defining a career success can be constructed using logical steps but the success stories in life overall will have elements of serendipity, randomness, and pursuit of chance-centric purposeful bets. While predicting trends, analyzing data for patterns are generally seen as the key to business success, and every business leader would be able to recollect those special serendipitous moment that made a huge difference to them and to business.