This blog is motivated by the following excerpt from Shakespeare:
There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.
Brutus in Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3,
The common thread running through all posts will be the importance of time, randomness, path dependence and strategy in outcomes in business, technology and life.