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Why Some Startups Succeed And Others Fail: 10 Fascinating Harvard Findings

Why Some Startups Succeed And Others Fail: 10 Fascinating Harvard Findings
Answer: Successful entrepreneurs are skilled at timing the market Here's why: According to the Harvard paper, "The industry-year success rate in the first venture is the best predictor of success in the subsequent venture. Entrepreneurs who succeeded by investing in a good industry and year (e.g., computers in 1983) are far more likely to succeed in their subsequent ventures than those who succeeded by doing better than other firms founded in the same industry and year (e.g., succeeding in computers in 1985). "More importantly, entrepreneurs who invest in a good industry-year are more likely to invest in a good industry-year in their next ventures, even after controlling for differences in overall success rates across industries. Thus, it appears that market timing ability is an attribute of entrepreneurs."

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