Updated: Jan 29, 2018
I first came across Scott Adam’s book How to Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big on a Farnam Street blog post, a blog that I subscribe to and read pretty consistently. Here is a great quote from the blog post on Farnam Street and the book:
"If your view of the world is that people use reason for their important decisions, you are setting yourself up for a life of frustration and confusion. You’ll find yourself continually debating people and never winning except in your own mind. Few things are as destructive and limiting as a worldview that assumes people are mostly rational."
I decided to read Scott's book since I agreed with the initial assessment I read of his view on succeeding in life, business, and the corporate world on this blog post. His model of the world has a lot to do with not relying on luck, but putting yourself in the best position possible for luck to find you. This means increasing your skill sets and marketing them in a way that will put your chances at a higher probability to succeed.