“When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.” Do you agree or disagree with the quotation above? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.
Pure endeavor would never bring success, neither would luck; however, when one person pays efforts and meets fortunes, success itself would usually come and knocks the door. In the IT field, there is a great example supporting this statement.
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, loves to read the encyclopedia again and again at the age of 7, a huge book that is basically one third of his weight. Maybe delighted by the book, Bill stated to program few years later and showed his inherent talent on programming. Moreover, in 1973, Bill got into Harvard University, succeeded designing the first “System” under “BASIC LANGUAGE”. This sounds easy, but the efforts behind this are not; this first “system” results from 8 hours testing everyday in the last year of Bill’s high school life and lots of fixings in his first 2 years in University. Well, no pain no gain; the success gave Bill confidence and resolution to set up a company, at that point, Bill was just a junior.
The company needed extreme focusing and that drove Bill out of the University, a cost that seems very worthy today. Bill realized what people and the market needed, and he captured the opportunity when, in 1981, IBM announced its first Personal Computer; At that time, IBM’s products required a “system” and the managers ofIMB made a deal with Bill Gates that Microsoft was going supply the “system” and IMB was going to install this “system” on every single “PC”. This suddenly expanded Microsoft’s market share, the initial “system”
Microsoft provided was actually another company’s software-MS-DOS; but Bill and his coworkers spent a year or so improved this MS-DOS to an entire new system-Windows3.0, which boomed Microsoft’s market share and market value. Of course, Bill was thus been described as the most successful business man.
As we saw, the success of Bill Gates was definitely not only a result of hard working, but also determined by some luck. If there was not IBM, If there were already contemporary products, whether a genius like Bill Gates was going to success or not is hence, hard to say.