Those are events in time. They are not necessarily the platform for success. Success is a continuum. Few, unfortunately, can sustain it. As the platitude in management goes: Nothing fails like success. Winners are so often doomed to become losers.
Former German World Club Superhero Andreas Brehme is an example of that. In the Bleacher Report Susan Fay reports that Brehme is facing financial bankruptcy. Recently a job was offered to him. It was for cleaning toilets.
It takes strategy, shrewdness, resilience, and hard work to remain successful. Steve Jobs only learned that lesson after getting fired.