“Serendipity should be your new engine of creativity!” – #Futurist Jim Carroll
It’s better to have your mind aligned for serendipity than to plan for continuous certainty!
That’s because *nothing* is absolutely certain anymore – your tomorrow will be ruled by the unexpected, impacted by the unanticipated, and rocked by that which was completely unknown.
If the volatility that comes from uncertainty is our new normal, how do we turn this into an opportunity? By using happenstance as an innovation foundry!
Be ready for anything. Align yourself to uncertainty. Respond to volatility.
And when a happenstance moment appears that leads to opportunity, run with it!
Well over 25 years ago, I had a chance encounter with a fellow who had a list of organizations that you could use to get onto the early, early Internet – really, a list that was worth its weight in gold. At the time, I was busy writing columns and doing talks on the power of the forthcoming networked world – I’d already been online for 10 years.
Two years later, we combined his list with my knowledge and wrote a book that became a national #1 bestseller. We went on to write 34 books, sold a million copies, and transformed our lives forever.
All because of a chance meeting where both of us recognized the unique insight that each of us brought to the table.