A few years back, I was asked to attend an event. I knew the organizer and he asked for my support. I was busy at the time and wasn’t sure I’d have the bandwidth to attend. I was on the fence until the last minute but ended up going. At the event, I met someone who’s now a good friend—and who introduced me to other people who’ve had a big impact on me.
That one event has had a lasting impact on me in ways I never would’ve imagined. It and other situations I encountered as a founder have shown me how powerful serendipity can be. Just being in the right place at the right time can make a world of difference.
The last eighteen months have made serendipitous interactions difficult. It’s hard to have random interactions when everything is scheduled via Zoom. I enjoy the efficiency of video calls, but I do miss those chance encounters.
I’m not sure what the future holds or what the future of work looks like, but I’m looking forward to a little more serendipity in 2022.