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09/10/2020

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Miriam

Serendipity offers the right opportunity, besides there's another saying that 'opportunity are only reserved for those prepared'.

Jan

I think that Steve LeVine is making a thoughtful point in his article. I have never considered serendipity as a major factor of success. Furthermore, I have never thought that companies make innovations in order to make luck go their way. There is no doubt that one needs to help their own luck, but I was surprised that some companies help it to such a degree. I do believe that LeVine’s point is accurate when it comes to the growth of Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, it has reached a plateau, and the development has slowed down. His concerns are legitimate, but I think that Silicon Valley will come back even stronger after the lockdown. COVID-19 definitely took away so much from companies, both money and time, but I believe that it was too little time to make permanent changes in those structures that are leading the Big Tech world. The article itself is a good read and absolutely opens the reader's mind to the problem the world is facing right now.

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