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From Social to Science:
The Next Trends in Investing
A Keynote Conversation Transcript
2014 SNS Predictions Dinner in NY
Douglas W. Jamison
Chairman and CEO
Harris & Harris Group Inc.
With Mark Anderson
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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 chatroom.
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.