In my post last week, Lessons from the Tech Industry, I mentioned Palmer Luckey, the inventor of Oculus Rift, and how this technology is being used in athletics and coaching by the company, Eon Sports VR (see post, The Highest Quality Mental Reps)
I am traveling today, and during a quick stop in the airport bookstore, I noticed that there were no less than three magazines that were featuring Palmer Luckey:
- Fast Company listed Luckey as #19 on their list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.
- He was the cover story in this month’s Wired Magazine: The Inside Story of Oculus Rift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality.
- And in this month’s Popular Mechanics, his story graced the cover as well: VIRTUAL REALITY-The next digital revolution- Why Facebook paid $2 Billion for Palmer Luckey’s Oculus Rift.
Pretty impressive stuff for a 21 year old gamer… a 21 year old gamer who exhibited great genius, persistence and determination in solving a series of problems that had stumped others in the virtual reality field.
While some may say that Luckey was “lucky”, I am reminded of a couple of quotes:
- “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration” – Thomas Edison
- “The harder I work, the luckier I get” – Samuel Goldwyn
I hope you can get a chance to check out one of the articles… there is much that can be learned.
You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!
Jeff Floyd – firstname.lastname@example.org