Bill Gross - timing is important

Sep. 1, 2019 // Linkedin

Bill Gross gathered data from hundreds of companies (including Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Airbnb, and more), and ranked each company on five key factors (timing, team/execution, idea, business model and funding). He found that timing is the most important factor.

It doesn’t surprise me because fifteen years ago, I had the privilege to work with the amazing team on the general-purpose machine learning platform. We tried to apply the artificial intelligence for customer intelligence 👀, recommendation systems 🛍 and bioinformatics 🧬 (building QSAR models for physicochemical properties and theoretical molecular descriptors prediction). We talked to many companies (including Fortune 100) and almost no one was interested because they didn’t understand (black magic 🎩) or just were afraid. So, timing is very important…