The Art of Serendipity

by Jennifer Miller on September 17, 2009

in Learning, Personal Effectiveness, Social Media

I was comparing notes on competency development the other day with Mollie Lombardi of the Aberdeen Group*. At some point during our conversation, the talk turned to Twitter because that’s where I met Mollie.  We were discussing the massive flow of information via the tweet stream and Mollie said, “Yes, Twitter gives me a chance to practice the ‘art of serendipity’.”

The Art of Serendipity. Doesn’t that create a wonderful image in your mind? 

Serendipity is defined as “having good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries”.  How many times have you looked for one thing, only to discover something totally unrelated, yet truly “fortunate” in some way?

Today I challenge you to just “go with the flow” to see what delightful, serendipitous things come your way.  Remember, it’s an art form, so the beauty will be in the eye of the beholder.

*Side note: Mollie’s organization offers great complimentary research documentation on human capital management during the first 10 days of release.  Check it out here.

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Deirdre September 18, 2009 at 3:49 am

What a delightful concept to start Friday. I will work today to go with the flow. 🙂

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