Every time we arrive in New York for our Predictions Dinner, it is more fun. The city is all dressed up for Christmas; some would say this is New York at its best. The hotel is incredible, and the choice of things to do is literally unequalled world wide. I am looking forward to seeing many members of the press, and of SNS, at our dinner Thursday night, at the Waldorf.
Among those attending are CEOs and top officers of many technology companies, plus representatives of Reuters, the Wall St. Journal, Wired, Portfolio, Conde Nast parent co., Strategy + Business, Fast Company, the Economist, Business Week, Fortune and other global business press. I’ll be doing separate interviews with the BBC, Businessweek, the WSJ, and other media during the week.
One of the high points of the week, for me, will be my chance to have another conversation on the current economic crisis with Bill Janeway, during the first half of our dinner “entertainment.” Bill has, I think, the best historical knowledge of economics of anyone living, as well as a personal history of successful investments for Warburg Pincus and others in global technology companies.
If you are one of our group planning on attending the Thursday night dinner, I look forward to seeing you there. For our other members, I will be publishing a list of my Top Ten Predictions for 2009 as soon as I get back to the office.