Timing, as they say, is everything. It can be the difference between joining EVE during the pre-Code era and joining EVE during the Code era. If you spend any time in highsec, obviously the latter is preferable. And good timing can mean the difference between earning a Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ and not earning one.
John E Normus knows this. His purchase of 99 shares for NotTheSmartestCookie was expertly timed and sent us just over the 857 billion isk mark. John earned a Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™.
Now that you've seen John E Normus do it, reader, you'll need to ask yourself: Do you have what it takes to earn a Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™? A little trust in yourself and your abilities can go a long way.