Consider This

A colleague of mine sent me this very thorough analysis by Mary Meker.  You may know Mrs. Meeker as an analyst also know as the “Queen of the Internet” who formerly worked for Morgan Stanley and now works for Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers. She has been doing financial analysis of technology companies since the 1990s.

Recently Mrs. Meeker has become interested in performing an analysis on a large institution’s financial status and long-term prospects – The United States of America.  You can find her report here:
https://images.businessweek.com/mz/11/10/1110_mz_49meekerusainc.pdf

The report is fascinating, detailed, and sobering.  Numbers don’t lie.  I find her analogies to the tech industry interesting and helpful.  The report is massive, but it does not take long to get through the executive summary.  As a Citizen, I’d recommend you have a look.

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that I am habitually optimistic about the future of IT and the quality of careers provided for those involved.  So, if you read the above analysis and are feeling like you need a bit of a lift, then take a look at Mrs. Meker’s predictions about the Mobile web. Mobile / Internet Trends:
https://www.businessinsider.com/mary-meeker-matt-murphy-2011-2#-1.

I welcome your comments.
Mike Brannan