This is not about politics. It is about timing.
It has been said timing is everything. Rishi Sunak couldn’t agree more.
Six weeks ago, Liz Truss took over Britain’s prime minister position from Boris Johnson, only to plunge the nation into a dramatic phase of economic uncertainty. Sunak could have completely retreated to his winter quarters, knowing that of Britain’s 56 prime ministers, nine served more than 10 years.
Now, Sunak, at 42, is the youngest British prime minister in two centuries and the first person of color in the role. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent his “warmest congratulations” to Sunak following the news of his victory. He might have been too early six weeks ago, even if his proposals are now set to widely embraced.
Timing can make or break it. Back in early 2010, McGraw Hill was interested in a book on high-frequency trading. One of the editors read an article in The Wall Street Journal that discussed my involvement with the nascent trading community. A meeting in midtown Manhattan was set up and The Speed Traders was born. Only a few months later, the 2010 Flash Crash‘s prominent news coverage guaranteed the success of the book and the birth of my speaking career. Yes, timing is everything.
Right, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak?