Posts Tagged "Advisory"

Gartner’s Soundview: Its Rollercoaster Story (Part 1)

Gartner’s Soundview: Its Rollercoaster Story (Part 1)

Soundview: The early years   Recall that I spent 9 years on Wall Street as a technology analyst just before Gartner Group (Gartner Inc.) was founded in March 1979. True, our Gartner charter was to sell from the very start into three different markets: IT vendors, users, and institutional investors. But we didn’t raise enough cash to build sales teams in all three markets, so to deal with...

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Was Saatchi & Saatchi One of the Great Entrepreneurial Firms?

“Charles and Maurice would tell the prospective sellers anything they wanted to hear, and invent an ideal version of what life would be like after the deal was signed. After that, they’d just do whatever the hell they wanted.”

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