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The Art of Email Writing

  A constant complaint we hear around the office is that emails we receive (and sometimes send) are poorly written or unclear.  According to "How to Write a Perfect Email", when writing an email that warrants a reply, there are four key components to get a quick and valid response:   1. Brevity- [...continue reading]

Content is Dead, Community is King? The Promises and Risks of Social Networking in the Information Industry

My colleague Jesse Mandell took detailed notes on the recent SIIA panel on Brown Bag Lunch: Content is Dead, Community is King? The Promises and Risks of Social Networking in the Information Industry". You can view the web broadcast at no charge here. Panelists: Leslie Forde, VP [...continue reading]

Indian Gold Market Overview

A Bullish Slant from this Key Market We recently listened to a conference call with a preeminent expert in the Indian gold market, and several of the points raised during the call merit the attention of commodity-oriented investors. Short term macro issues like the weakness of the dollar or global [...continue reading]

Web 2.0/Enterprise 2.0 in the Financial Services Industry

Matt Nelson of Tower Group was kind enough to give me permission to post his thoughtful slides on "Web 2.0/Enterprise 2.0 in the Financial Services Industry", from the recent New York Financial Markets World conference on "Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 in Capital Markets."  Christopher Rollyson [...continue reading]

The Promises and Risks of Social Networking in the Information Industry, Oct. 31

I'm happy to be participating at a Software and Information Industry Association lunch /webcast on October 31 in midtown New York, on "The Promises and Risks of Social Networking in the Information Industry". The event is on "how your enterprise can profit from social networking: in promotion and [...continue reading]

More on Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 in Capital Markets

Christopher Rollyson took some very detailed notes on the recent New York conference on "Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 in Capital Markets." They're worth reviewing. [...continue reading]

Web 2.0 / Enterprise 2.0 in the Capital Markets Industry

I have attached below some notes from last Monday's Financial Markets World conference on Web 2.0 / Enterprise 2.0 in the Capital Markets Industry , at Bayard's, New York.   My own talk was on "How to Source Deals with Web 2.0 Technologies". It was focused on how private equity [...continue reading]

How Law Firms Can Increase Their Billings with Web 2.0 Technologies

I finally had a chance to upload slides prepared by my partner Scott Lichtman on how law firms can use Web 2.0 technologies to increase their billings. Download. Scott delivered this presentation as a talk some months ago. [...continue reading]

Secrets of Silicon Alley's Serial Entrepreneurs, Sep. 10, NYC

I’m looking forward to speaking at the monthly New York Software Industry Association meeting on September 10 in New York. The topic is ‘Secrets of Silicon Alley's Serial Entrepreneurs’. Carter Burden, Laurel Touby and I will be sharing our thoughts. (Personally, I think the key [...continue reading]

How to Source Deals Using Social Media

I'm looking forward to speaking at an upcoming conference, Web 2.0 / Enterprise 2.0 in the Capital Markets Industry, on September 17 in New York. Liz Abraham of Financial Markets World reports that they still have slots for a few speakers with experience in using or implementing Web 2.0 in the [...continue reading]

The Bias of Wall Street Analysts

HBS professor Mark Bradshaw reports "The prediction was that all [Wall Street sell-side research] analysts would be more optimistic for firms that were issuing debt and equity securities than for firms that were either not engaging in such activity or were reducing their financing needs. An integral [...continue reading]

Yahoo Should Not Buy Facebook

Robert Peck of Bear Stearns recently presented on the theme "Yahoo should buy Facebook", with a rough valuation of Facebook. I have to admit my skepticism of this argument. Yahoo has a history of not taking advantage of its acquisitions (Broadcast.com…). Far cheaper than buying [...continue reading]

Peter Thiel, Paypal co-founder, on How New Technologies Thwart Government and Promote Freedom

I enjoyed tonight's talk by Peter Thiel at NYC Junto, on "How New Technologies Thwart Government and Promote Freedom". Junto is a libertarian-focused discussion group organized by Victor Niederhoffer. I've been following Peter's writing for a while, since we overlap directly in our [...continue reading]

Do-it-yourself iPhone

If you want to avoid the lines, Techcrunch writes how to cobble together an iPhone equivalent for free. [...continue reading]