I don’t fully agree, but this is a well articulated and worthwhile perspective:

The hero worship of successful people is just survivorship bias in action. Out of a population of people flipping coins, we (after the fact) find the ones who flipped heads 10 times in a row and fawn over them, asking them how they became such great coin flippers and what we can do to improve our coin flipping skills.

– comment on Hacker News

April 15, 2017