Analyst 101: From Vendor Side to the Dark Side?

My First Morning as a Forrester Analyst
So, I'm really excited here. It's my first day as a Forrester analyst and it's quite amazing. I'm up early since orientation is in a few hours. They've got me at this funky hotel called the Hotel Marlowe. It's next door to the Monitor offices and across from that god awful hotel the Royal Sonesta. The Kimpton Group always has some cutting edge designs including the leopard prints everywhere. The good news is I made it in just before the snow storm, but on the down side, it looks like a great New England winter storm is going to be with us for the week.

Well, after being on the other side for most of my career, now I'm going to be working with some of the best minds in enterprise apps. It's quite an honor to be at the same firm as John Ragsdale, Paul Hamerman, Erin Kinkin, Keith Giles, Andy Bartels, Elana Anderson, Merv Adrian, Navi Radjou, Laurie Orlov, Mike Gilpin, John Rymer, Randy Heffner, and Eric Schmitt. These analysts have always been the most genuine. My coverage area is Order Management, ERP, and I think a few other areas as we figure out the holes. Stay tuned as I make sense of what the job really entails!

At this point, I'm not sure what to say to these legends, now that I'm in the same firm, but I've got a lot to do and a lot to prove. There's quite a tradition to live up to here as industry analysts are the technology industry's equivalent to superstars in the entertainment industry.

Wish me luck and send me pointers!

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