Lucky or Brilliant?

Max Levchin and Peter Thiel, Paypal

Entrepreneurs generally describe themselves as either unlucky or brilliant, depending on whether or not they were successful. Since the company can never be founded again, Peter Thiel says it is hard to know whether they were in fact brilliant or merely lucky with Paypal. He does say that they were at the right place at the right time, but undoubtedly did many right things along the process as well.