In mid 2003, I suggested to my stepson that he apply his entrepreneurial interest and talent to a project we called Topline Analysis, LLC. This was a new and rather structured report format which I designed, specifically to publicize small public firms to those Wall Street “buy-side” investment firms which invested in listed companies but received virtually no research “coverage” from ...read more
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In 1989 Ryal Poppa, Chairman of the Board of Storage Technology Corporation, a billion dollar computer peripherals corporation which Poppa had brought out of bankruptcy was visiting our Gartner analysts to present his marketplace strategies and he asked for an audience with me. I had known Poppa for many years from the early 1970’s when I was on Wall Street and he ran Pertec, another computer...read more
I’m sometimes asked if any competitor of Gartner could unseat it as the leading Advisory. I think not. But, could a competitor penetrate it? Allow me to share with you accurate data from my Giga experience, based upon the huge and detailed spreadsheet by month which I recently found in a closet, dating back to 10/1/2000! As you likely know, I founded Giga in late 1994 (I left Gartner in...read more