The single biggest reason why start-ups succeed | Bill Gross

The single biggest reason why start-ups succeed | Bill Gross

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Bill Gross has founded a lot of start-ups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people’s, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others — and surprised even him.

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  1. Very discouraging lol who can predict time? Other than the things we can know to expect like holidays etc. Most of the times you just don't know, even the most successful people often didn't know how or when their big break was going to come & still in retrospect couldn't honestly say they knew.

  2. They work because of the american mentality where people dont value privacy and its huge market that lives of electronic numbervalue with nothing tangable value to back it.
    Let that sink for a moment.
    Most of these start ups should have never succeeded, but they did regardless.

  3. Just a humble opinion… Uber is a example of Ponze system…. Uber isen't proftble like almost unicorns… Uber is a sucess case to get our money, to do lobbyes, to get government subsidies and ther things but as a company, Uber is a ponze system, not a company e for now(like amost unicorns), non profitble company…(Uber exist for 10 years no?)

  4. Seams like a survivorship bias to me. Although, he got the key factors right. There were dozens of companies starting at or around the same time with the successful ones and the time factor didn't do much for them. If timing is held equal, other factors and combinations become relatively more important. The one that decides it is not just funding, but strategic patience of the investors and ever-increasing funding against all odds.

  5. Amazing and straight to the point. I am at a stage i am confident enough to pitch my Startup idea and this video is perfect timing to motivate me further

  6. It's not about how much you make that makes you wealthy it's actually how much you invest.The best decision I ever made in my life was investing in the crypto market. Trust me guys, it really pays a lot! 😊

  7. I'm calling BS. Drawing conclusions from averages doesn't do the topic just. Even if timing was disproportionately important and this is where the context comes in, it is important to understand in which context who performed well. Also, how were these companies selected…?

  8. I HAVE INCURRED SO MUCH LOSSES TRADING ON MY OWN…I TRADE WELL ON DEMO BUT I THINK THE REAL MARKET IS MANIPULATED… CAN ANYONE HELP ME OUT OR AT LEAST TELL ME WHAT I'M DOING WRONG ?