Survivorship bias

Of all the jobs I’ve had, being a solo entrepreneur is the fairest job. I am directly responsible for my own income. I have nobody to blame if things go wrong, technically, financially or otherwise. This makes me feel very responsible for everything I do. Compared to working with more than one person or (worse) working in a company, my work influences my results so much more.

The danger is this: if I become very successful, I will probably attribute it to my skill. However, there are a lot of other factors that influence my succes, and I have the feeling that luck might be quite a big factor.

This post is for future me: if you do succeed, don’t think it’s only because you’re so smart or skilled. Read again about surviorship bias.