wrong: angel investing won’t save us September 28, 2017 Newsletter Archive September 28, 2017 Share wrong: angel investing won’t save us on Facebook Share wrong: angel investing won’t save us on Twitter Share wrong: angel investing won’t save us on LinkedIn Share wrong: angel investing won’t save us via Email Newsletter Archive Goldman Sachs' strategy. Laughing off disruption. Dangerous advice. Pick a fight Hi there, Was reading a great article entitled “10 Inglorious Years of Bootstrapping” (see The Blurb at the bottom), and in it, the author Dave Gooden writes about the value of having an enemy. When we started, our enemy was Dow Jones. Their product is now irrelevant so we’ve moved onto much bigger targets who are part of the Pundit Industrial Complex. Hopefully, we get there. Do you have an enemy? All gold everything We took a look at Goldman Sachs’ strategy by tying together data from its investments, M&A, patents, partnerships, hiring activity, and more. Based on Goldman’s hiring activity (46% of the firm’s job postings are in technology), mobile consumer banking apps look to be next for the company’s Digital Finance offerings as it actively seeks mobile developers. Got milk? We previously discussed a startup whose CEO banned the drinking of milk in meetings a few weeks ago, and the story got some of you fired up. You wrote in saying you were disgusted that adults drink milk at meetings. We had no idea folks had such strong views on this topic. So we polled all of you to see if drinking milk in a work meeting was really terrible or if this was a vocal minority. While not many of you drink milk in meetings (<10%), you appear to be ok with others doing it. You are lactose tolerant. Drone disruption Drone technology has been used by defense organizations and tech-savvy consumers for quite some time. However, the benefits of this technology extend well beyond these sectors. From disease control to waste management to sports, check out the ways companies are harnessing drone technology across industries. If you aren’t already a client, sign up for a free trial to learn more about our platform.