The Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed

In this illuminating TED talk (one of my favourites), Bill Gross defies conventional wisdom and defines the #1 thing that makes startups succeed - something that surprised even him.


Without giving too much away (OK, I'll give it away - it's all about 'timing'), suffice it to say that Bill has clearly put in a lot of research and he backs up his theory well. 

What do you think? How important do you think timing is in startup success? What are your own personal experiences with timing as a success factor, either in entrepreneurship or in life?

Discuss in the comments below!

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