Chicago Booth Business School

The winners of the Distinguished Alumni Award at a top business school were asked, “What leads to success in business–a lucky experience or a series of planned decisive steps?”


Chicago Distinguished Alumni

These Chicago Booth graduates:

  • Broadway producer
  • Goldman Sachs COO
  • Harley-Davidson CEO
  • Morningstar COO

easily agreed:


It is luck.



Give yourself some slack. Success involves chance as well as virtue.



Luck plays a meaningful role in everyone’s lives.

–James Simons
#1 Hedge Fund Manager