The people of Yankee Group are the global connectivity experts–the leading source of insight and counsel trusted by builders, operators and users of connectivity solutions for nearly 40 years. We are uniquely focused on the evolution of Anywhere connectivity, and chart the pace of technology change and its effect on networks, consumers and enterprises. Headquartered in Boston, Yankee Group has a global presence, including operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
ChangeWave Research, based in Rockville, Maryland, is an independent survey research boutique founded nine years ago.
ChangeWave identifies and quantifies "change" in consumer spending behavior, corporate purchasing, industry and company trends. This is accomplished through a weekly series of large sample surveys to its network of 25,000 accredited business, technology and medical professionals - along with early adopter consumers - working in more than 20 industries.
Our research tracks the rate of change in demand trends well in advance of other sources and provides the results through a weekly subscription service of published reports.
Former International Program Manager who has built factories and distribution centers around the world. Former small marketing company CEO. Now retired and an investor.
Life long learner with a passionate interest in business and investments.
I'm an individual investor. Often, I read about investable brick and mortar businesses on Seeking Alpha and other finance sites; but most analyses are about the intrinsic values, balance sheets, etc... Yes, those are very important. However, you don't really know a business until you've at least used their service, shopped at their stores, or just do a simple drive by.
I want to cover the "drive by" aspect of businesses. Of course, a good business does not mean it's a buy, nor does a crappy business mean it's a sell. I'm merely doing due diligence on the business before deciding if it's even worth my time to investigate further.
Sometimes, you can tell if a business is going out of of business long before wallstreet analysts because most don't do this simple check.