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The Future Is Here. It Just Needs a Big Push.

“For technology to advance human productivity and prosperity, it needs a coordinated effort to share it everywhere and with everyone,” notes the Wall Street Journal on January 20, 2016. “The information-technology revolution has transformed our lives: how we drive, how we order taxis and record daily events, how we consume movies and the news. It …

Will 2016 Be Another Banner Year for Deals?

In a January 4, 2016 article, The Wall Street Journal observed: “Stars that had long been out of alignment came together to make 2015 the biggest year ever for mergers and acquisitions and set up what could be another frenzied stretch in 2016…What’s more, whenever macroeconomic threats have arisen lately…the M&A market has remained steady, …

A Venture Capital Giant Says: Bubble? What Bubble?

“The unicorns are multiplying, but if Andreessen Horowitz is right, the highflying venture capital community will have cause for concern when the inevitable thinning of the herd takes place,” according to a July 2, 2015 article in The New York Times.

“The unicorns, of course, are the 60-odd technology start-ups that have taken investments valuing …

Tech Companies Fly High on Fantasy Accounting

According to a June 18, 2015 article in The New York Times, “Investor enthusiasm for all things tech is understandable, given the disruptions the industry is bringing to so many businesses and the potential profits associated with that upheaval. But there’s a more troubling aspect of the current exuberance for technology stocks: the degree to …

How Not to Drown in Numbers

According to a May 2, 2015 story in The New York Times, “BIG data will save the world. How often have we heard that over the past couple of years? We’re pretty sure both of us have said something similar dozens of times in the past few months. If you’re trying to build a self-driving …

Opinion: The Glory Days of Private Equity Are Over

According to a March 30, 2015 article in The Wall Street Journal: “Too many funds are chasing too few opportunities, and many of those will be too expensive. It won’t end well. Private equity is done. Stick a fork in it. With Kraft singles and Heinz ketchup as toppings, there are many signs that private equity has peaked as an asset class. Sure, private equity is pervasive, which is one of its problems… So it’s back to basics—creating companies rather than squeezing the last life out of old ones… Yes, we’ll see more deals and even a few successes…”

Will 2015 Be Another Great Year For M&A?

A January 13, 2015 article in Forbes makes a positive case for 2015 M&A: “So far, it seems that 2014′s dynamic merger & acquisition market is galloping right into 2015… the question is whether the market conditions that fueled 2014′s activity continue to push middle market M&A in 2015…

Thompson Reuters… determined that last year …