The name “backgammon” derives from two Persian words, “bakht”, which means “luck”, and “gamman”, which means skill.
Complex networks, including human systems, are inherently uncertain – the future cannot be predicted with any degree of precision. Luck plays an important part in our lives. However, pattern recognition, and the ability to make sense of our circumstances, give us skills to make decisions. Navigating our way through life involves a combination of luck and skill.