Posts Tagged "Management"

Entrepreneurism and M.I.T’s Impact

Entrepreneurism and M.I.T’s Impact

Last year, MIT Sloan School of Management published  a study performed by Professor and head of MIT’s Entrepreneurship program Ed Roberts (David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology, Founder/Chair, MIT Entrepreneurship Center), and Professor Charles Eesley (Assistant Professor in the Entrepreneurship Group at Stanford University). The study demonstrates MIT’s entrepreneurial...

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Entrepreneur Extraordinaire: Robert Howard

Entrepreneur Extraordinaire: Robert Howard

For those interested in the eminently readable combination of innovation and how to exploit it, combined with lots of adventure, I heartily recommend reading his book (available on Amazon, search on “Connecting The Dots”).

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IT Advisories Part I: Information vs. Knowledge

IT Advisories Part I: Information vs. Knowledge

The two largest sell-side firms in our space, Gartner and Forrester (G&F), have been open about their policies of annual 5-7% price increases, plus no client discounts, plus other similar policies, perhaps assuming that the economy will thrive and that clients will not care about 5% here and there. This new policy hints at the possibility that G&F live with each other peacefully, and are...

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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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Entrepreneurial Case Study From My Wall Street Days

Entrepreneurial Case Study From My Wall Street Days

There could be no logical basis for thinking I would be successful on Wall Street. I had no financial experience whatsoever, and was hired by E.F. Hutton because of my IBM experience where I analyzed IBM’s competition. I was lucky that soon after I was hired, IBM announced its Copier 1, and people wondered whether this might impact Xerox, one of the “nifty fifty”, the name for...

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