Friday, November 1, 2013

The world needs another blog. No, really.

OK, so there's a blog for everything.   Cats with their faces stuffed through a piece of bread (breadedcats.com).  Hung-over owls (hungoverowls.tumblr.com).  Partying pandas (pandalovestoparty.tumblr.com).  

Make that almost everything.  

Believe it or not, there's no really good blog about the information services market.  Go ahead, google it.  I'll wait.

Hard to believe, right?  Well, sorta.  It isn't exactly sexy, but it is a pretty important market, comprising tens of billions of dollars in revenue.  Lots of money has been made in info services - and we've barely scratched the surface.

Hence, this blog.

I've spent the better part of the last two decades managing companies and studying the information services business.  Along the way, I've made a lot of mistakes.  And, perhaps, learned a few things along the way.

Most recently, I was the COO at Forrester Research.  We had a great run there - over about 7 years, we doubled the size of the company ($150 -> $300m), more than doubled earnings, and beat the NASDAQ by a wide margin. 

Over the last several months, I've been chasing information services deals with a variety of investors - giving me a front-row seat to today's deal flow, valuations, and the like.

Thanks for stopping by.  And please - let me know what you think!  Monologues are boring; conversations are interesting.



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