I had never looked at the page of the book in which I placed the seven four leaf clovers. It's a story about a tennis match that has no obvious connection to four leaf clovers or signs or anything like that. But I got curious about the meaning of the name Graebner. It apparently means something like "ditch digger" though I'm not sure. But it was fun to find this entry from the wiki article on Serendipity:
M. E. GraebnerOf course, just a few days ago I was writing posts on synchronicity here on this forum, and even mentioned the book called Synchronicity: The Inner Path to Leadership which is based on principles mentioned in that wiki article.
value in the context of the acquisition of a business as "windfalls that were not anticipated by the buyer prior to the deal": i.e., unexpected advantages or benefits incurred due to positive synergy
effects of the merger. Ikujiro Nonaka
(1991,p. 94 November–December issue of HBR) points out that the serendipitous quality of innovation is highly recognized by managers
and links the success of Japanese enterprises to their ability to create knowledge not by processing information but rather by "tapping the tacit and often highly subjective insights, intuitions, and hunches of individual employees and making those insights available for testing and use by the company as a whole".
is a key concept in Competitive Intelligence
because it is one of the tools for avoiding Blind Spots (see Blindspots analysis
This could be "just coincidence" that shows how you can always find a connection between any two things. Or it could have some meaning. I don't know .... it takes a while to come to any certain conclusions on matters like this.
But I do love the idea of "competitive intelligence." I'll have to check out that link.