Serendipity is your
and aptitude for making unintended
discoveries by accident ‒
3 Levels of Your
The term "serendipity"
was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754 when he described
a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes -were
“always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they
were not in quest of”.
Luis Pasteur said in 1854 : "The chance
supports only the prepared spirits." This is the key to serendipity, your ability to make unexpected discoveries by
Power of Passion
big dreams and
love what you do
if you wish to create insanely great things. Develop a
you do, you will never cease to make new discoveries.
chance supports only the prepared spirits."
~ Luis Pasteur
"Where there is great
doubt, there will be great awakening;
small doubt, small awakening, no doubt, no awakening."
Be a student, keep an open mind. Be observant,
keep your eyes open at all times. Look at people, business, processes,
nature and everything else with no fixed ideas. with no judgment. They are
doors to inspiration and new discoveries.
3 Pillars of
Broader knowledge, better ideas. The broader
your knowledge the more and better creative
synergies you can build. “The
mind, sharp but not broad, sticks at every point but does not move.” said
Rabindranath Tagore. So open your mind to new knowledge and ideas from
outside your main area of expertise to broaden your patterns of thought –
your mind-set – and move your thinking into the whole range of other
directions to provide greater
balance and flexibility.
with new ideas to deepen and broaden your knowledge further and make new
Step outside the box of your habitual thoughts and see things for what
they are, not what you assume them to be. Make it a habit to look wider and
combine the unusual...
Smart and Hard
Challenge Assumptions and
Ask Searching Questions Constantly
requires an inquisitive mind. Unless you
challenge your assumptions and ask lots of
"Why?" and "What If"? questions, you won't generate creative insights...
Serendipity as a
Source of Competitive Advantage in
Serendipity helps you create unplanned and unintended, but remarkable
by taking advantage of unanticipated, unexpected and unsought information. Develop serendipity as a
corporate capability and
leverage it to your