Jean Crowder Drummond
Management-tech consultant

Jean Crowder Drummond

Founder and president of HCD International, a management and technology consulting firm.

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Hard work, skill and faith

Q: How much does achieving success rely on luck vs. skill? This week a Western Maryland lumberjack named Darvin Moon won $5 million in the World Series of Poker. He insists he is no more skilled at cards than any recreational player. What do you think?

I believe success is a unique combination of hard work, skill and faith -- all mixed in appropriate portions.

From my perspective as a Christian business leader who continues to be successful in achieving our corporate goals, it is difficult for me to respond about luck. I personally do not believe in "luck."

For me, my actions are very deliberate and I believe that success is intentional. I do not know Mr. Moon and his background; however, I wish him well.

By Jean Crowder Drummond  |  November 12, 2009; 2:37 PM ET  | Category:  Skill versus Luck Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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