You’ve probably heard stories of garage startups becoming giants in Silicon Valley and had the dream for yourself. No, you’ve definitely heard the stories. So, you know that it is a Herculean task and sometimes it takes many years. It was Roman philosopher Seneca who said luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. The man was right. And it was Edison who said genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. The beautiful alliterations from centuries back notwithstanding, when you have a scientist and a philosopher telling you the same thing, it is wise of you to understand that sometimes, just sometimes, when the time and place is working in your favor, all you need is to be ready with an execution plan.
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