Luck. Some have it; some don’t. At least it appears that way. I have often been told that I'm lucky. And so it seems. Soon after I graduated from college, I invested $3,000 of borrowed money in a startup—an unknown retail company with only one store and a hand-lettered black and white sign on its roof. A wise investment? Not everyone thought so at the time. But I did my research and listened to my inner voice. Sure enough, that investment—plus twenty-nine years of hard word—enabled me to retire early and live what a dream life. Dumb luck? Not quite.
I know what it took to get where I am now. I know all the work that went into growing that first store and dramatically expanding the company into a nationwide chain—Men’s Wearhouse. And I know that luck is something you create for yourself. With hard work, determination, good timing, and trust—trust in yourself and your inner voice.
Luck by Design is one part memoir and two parts “you too can do it.” Using my career at Men’s Wearhouse as well as before and after, I have written a book that makes it possible for the reader to take control of their own lives and make their own luck—whether at work or in their personal lives.