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Gideon Gartner
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Gideon Gartner was born in Israel but from the age of two, grew up in New York City. He founded and exited from three companies: Gartner Inc., today a $1.4 billion firm founded in 1979; SoundView Technology Group (sold to Charles Schwab, now UBS); and Giga Information Group which went public on NASDAQ but was later sold to Forrester Research.

Having attended MIT for undergraduate and graduate degrees, Gideon then began his career working for tech giants, RAND, Philco & IBM. Following stints as a top Wall Street analyst at EF Hutton and Oppenheimer, Gideon became a true, serial entrepreneur, CEO & Chairman. He’s been called “The Father of the Advisory Industry.”

Gideon has an intense appreciation of music; he’s an accomplished pianist and French Horn player. He spends much of his time as a philanthropist and trustee for a number of non-profits and charities while also a member of the New York Angels investment group.

Blog Entries by Gideon Gartner

As Lives Progress, Do Values Change?

0 Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 4:24 PM

A friend Christine Comaford posted an article titled "Have You Shifted?" which deals with shifts in values as one progresses through life. In her article she refers to Wayne Dyer's work called "The Shift", which is what people go through when they see life in a...

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Startups and Their Typical Flaw: Too-Early Development

0 Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 6:33 PM

I wish the Harvard Business Review (HBR) had published its article "Early Prototypes Can Hurt a Team's Creativity" one year earlier! I have a financial interest in a startup which may be suffering for having prototyped too soon. I did have the nerve to criticize this with my...

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Meteoric Business Innovation at MIT

0 Comments | Posted September 26, 2011 | 5:48 PM

Many (or most) of my mechanical engineering learning experiences at MIT, bored me to tears. One exception was an undergraduate course called "Creativity," which possibly influenced my entrepreneurial future.

The experience was clearly designed to push our class beyond the framework of standard thinking, and it likely influenced my...

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Social Networking May Be Bad for Your Health

0 Comments | Posted August 23, 2011 | 3:59 PM

What might have once been called 'intellectual networking' seems to have been displaced by today's 'social networking.' During my years living on our planet, ideas often led to deep thinking, discussions, and of course, arguments. I would often analyze these later, attempting to reach useful conclusions. But these days, a...

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