Blogger Steinn Sigurðsson told one of his colleagues that he'd been lucky -- and his colleague said there was no luck, he'd worked hard. In this blog post, Sigurðsson writes that, yes, there is work involved in doing science but also luck, especially in choosing which targets to try first. Work comes in when you realize you are onto something, he says. "You can be as lucky as you like, but if you don't hustle, you still come second," says Sigurðsson.
Lucky Break Versus Hard at Work
May 05, 2008