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What the British Invasion Taught Me about LinkedIN
What the British Invasion Taught Me about LinkedIN
What the British Invasion Taught Me about LinkedIN
What the British Invasion Taught Me about LinkedIN
What the British Invasion Taught Me about LinkedIN
What the British Invasion Taught Me about LinkedIN
What the British Invasion Taught Me about LinkedIN
What the British Invasion Taught Me about LinkedIN
What the British Invasion Taught Me about LinkedIN
What the British Invasion Taught Me about LinkedIN
What the British Invasion Taught Me about LinkedIN
What the British Invasion Taught Me about LinkedIN
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  • 1. Lucky or LinkedIn? What the British Invasion Taught Me About LinkedIn Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  • 2. Agenda What is Luck? The Lucky Ones vs. the Rest of Us Transform Your Luck Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute 2
  • 3. What is Luck? Luck runs the spectrum – “…from very good luck to very bad luck.” – Edward de Bono Luck is when talent and opportunity combine. – “The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.“ – Tony Robbins – “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca – “Ability is of little account without opportunity.“ – Lucille Ball Luck can be made – I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.“ – Thomas Jefferson – “Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.“ – Ralph Waldo Emerson Your competitors can be lucky too – “I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?“ – Jean Cocteau Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute 3
  • 4. The Lucky Ones: Example: Peter Asher (on the left) Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute 4
  • 5. Who is Peter Asher? In 1964, Peter’s song, World Without Love, reached #1 on the charts (US & UK.) Arriving in the US with the British invasion, women screamed and tried to rip off his clothes. One of the Lucky Ones, Peter was 20 years old. Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute 5
  • 6. Luck is when Talent and Opportunity Meet 1st 1st 2nd Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute 6
  • 7. What caused Peter Luck? Jane Asher, Peter’s sister, was also Paul McCartney’s girlfriend. Peter was a second degree connection to Paul. “World Without Love,” written by Paul was gifted to Peter to record. It was Peter’s band’s only #1 hit. (After putting his clothes back on,) Peter joined the Beatles record company, becoming a talent scout and producer and has enjoyed an exceptionally successful career ever since. Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute 7
  • 8. The Lucky Ones vs. The Rest of Us The Lucky Ones The Rest of Us lucky lucky lucky Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute 8
  • 9. The Lucky Ones Steve Wozniak considers himself lucky to have met Steve Jobs. Had Lorenzo de Medici, the reigning power of the Renaissance , not met Michelangelo when he was a young boy and offered to become his benefactor, the Sistine Chapel would not be painted. Without Peter Asher meeting Paul McCartney, would there have been a British Invasion? Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute 9
  • 10. Lessons Learned Some people just step in it. For those of us who don’t, there is LinkedIn. Luck cannot substitute for talent or replace hard work. Go forth and Be Lucky. Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute 10
  • 11. Are you Lucky or LinkedIn? Luck, any way you find it, is still Luck. Lucky Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute LinkedIn 11
  • 12. Thank You 12

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