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Forecasting Markets: The Capital Update for 2006

Forecasting Markets: The Capital Update for 2006

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Enterprise Forum. This panel was evenly divided on the utility of predicting the direction of markets, so some speakers chose to discuss predicting in lieu of making predictions. Martin Hensel describes three common forecasting points of view: industry forecasts, which are really "marketing tools, intended to give comfort to investors and customers;" entrepreneurial forecasts, which are "generally early and optimistic;" and investor forecasts, which focus on broad product areas, as well as on management teams. As a CEO of a company that has found a market delivering magazines digitally, Hensel commends his investors in particular, and offers advice to directors in general: be "steadfast" and "protect entrepreneurs from themselves." Ned Hazen... Show More
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