SNS: From Social to Science: The Next Trends in Investing

2014-12-11

Volume 17, Issue 45
Week of December 8, 2014
In This Issue
Feature: From Social to Science: The Next Trends in Investing: A Conversation with Doug Jamison

  • About Douglas W. Jamison

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Publisher’s Note: Last week, during our 10th Annual Predictions Dinner in New York, I had the good fortune to be able to talk with Doug Jamison, CEO of Harris & Harris Group, about his firm’s commitment to investing in deep science – quantum computing, new materials like graphene, and much more – as compared with going for a quick hit on the next social networking add-in micro-app. This is a subject that is getting increasing attention around the Valley, and perhaps the world, as people like Peter Thiel espouse the need for more attention to deep-science investing, and to investing in more than the next chat-room. While no one would criticize investors for seeking a quick or large return, the real basis of the following conversation comes from a shared belief that Doug and I found as we went along, that deep-science investment is a good idea not only for business and the planet, but for shareholders as well. – mra.

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