On August 12, I discovered and attended the Brazilian Cisne Negro dance troupe performing in Aspen CO, one week before it would visit and perform for a week at at the Joyce Theater in New York City. Author Tonya Plank has documented the forthcoming New York visit, at her site: http://www.tonyaplank.com. This dance company was founded over thirty years ago, and while other ballet company’s...read more
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In March of 2010 I wrote a post called Innovation Often Redesigns the Status Quo: Musicin which I wrote about my frustration with the “program notes” passed out at classical concerts and my appreciated but unused reformatting of these notes. Today I would like to share a letter I wrote, but never sent to Clive Gillinson, British Chief Honcho of Carnegie Hall, about a year ago further...read more
In Part 1 of this post I mentioned some of the sources for my research process ideology, resulting in a 1980s ‘research process’ for Gartner which included six major elements: Surveillance, Pattern Recognition, Stalking Horses (including the Magic Quadrant), Search, Document, and Strategic Planning Assumptions (primarily for conferences); while perhaps not followed explicitly,...read more
During the 1960′s at IBM and 1970′s on Wall Street, I was a subscriber or reader of research from several firms which were predecessors to the current Advisory Industry. The firms included IDC, Computer Intelligence, Dataquest, Yankee and Input. While on Wall Street, I joined the IBM user groups “Share” and “Guide”, The CCIA (Computer and Communications Industry...read more
My wife Sarah threw me a 75th birthday bash at our home, and we invited many friends from my past. Soon after, we had a very small family get together at my son Perry’s ladyfriend Inga’s apartment. Among the gifts I received were a book (“Happy 75th Birthday, Dad”) with hundreds of photos of my family, a collection of postcards, and another collection of fortune cookies! I...read more
Reading abundantly often suggests innovative ideas which are appropriate to one’s firm. Two public sources which I had read and was influenced by were the book “The Tao Jones Averages: A Guide to Whole-Brained Investing” by Bennet Goodspeed, and various reports promoting the concept of Strategic Intelligence Systems (SIS) — specifically the article written by David B....read more
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...read more