G.Gartner’s note: the purpose of this post is to describe Gartner Inc.’s own chronology of its early years, with my comments in brackets [ ], which represent an attempt to help set the record straight. This post is not meant to describe the innovations which resulted in Gartner’s growing from zero to dominating its field within a decade, the 1980s. I’ll switch my...read more
Posts Tagged "TECHNOLOGY"
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...read more
Some day the Advisory Industry may look different than today, and an example of what’s possible may be the manner in which vendor and user clients compensate their Advisory providers. It seems worthwhile for segments of our industry to study this alternative compensation model, as it has been implemented successfully in the Wall Street Research space over many decades, being both useful...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
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...read more