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Biz Stone quote: Timing, perseverance and 10 years of trying will eventually make you seem like an overnight success — illustrated by someone on the tip of an iceberg with a whole lot of it underwater

Overnight success

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is fond of saying:

"Timing, perseverance and ten years of trying will eventually make you seem like an overnight success."

Rarely have I heard someone so clearly articulate both what it usually takes to do well at something and how commonly we misrepresent the path to success.

Biz Stone explains his story in Things a Little Bird Told Me

Also see: the long nose of innovationsurvivorship biasoptimism biasHofstadter's lawKitty Hawk moment, starting a company, altruism and ambition

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