Many celebrities including Bill Gates and Warren Buffett argue that luck has a big influence on their success.
Peter Theil argues that we might be too quick to dismiss anyone who succeeded according to plan.
While this cant be objectively tested,perhaps Steve Jobs is the proof that you create your own success.
He did not ask for opinion of focus groups.He designed for perfection,and he knew what he wanted.
The main lesson to learn from Steve Jobs was he envisioned and executed long term plans to distribute innovative products.
Steve Jobs changed the word by careful,backwards,planning.