I’ve been deliberating about several career moves lately.  It can be hard to discern at times which thoughts are just good ol fashion fear of failure and which thoughts merit examination.  We all are capable of making plans, it is the unknown outcomes that muddy the waters that can wash over your path along the way.  Like Mike Tyson said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” So when I came across the TED Talk below which focuses on what makes a startp successful, I listened hard.

So what does makes a startup (or anything else you could argue) successful? Timing. I agree with what Bill Gross shares in his TED Talk.  Perhaps you will too. So now the challenge becomes, jumping when the time is right, even if you don’t feel 100% prepared.  Sometimes you just have to go and do before the right timing slips away.

To hear what Bill Gross, founder and CEO of Idealab has to share,  listen here.