How about some good news?

Several of my friends and business acquaintances have been telling me anecdotal stories about executive hiring going on, product innovation plans with commensurate investments, and expectations for top-line revenue growth.

I’m seeing and experiencing it too. Is 2005 the year of significant growth?

Maybe it’s just my optimistic “glass is half full” viewpoint, but I keep seeing articles like the one about U.S. small business optimism being at a 20-year high and — something near-and-dear to my heart since I’m in the information technology business — that spending expected to rise 7% in 2005.

Besides the engine of the U.S. economy (small businesspeople) being optimistic, Entrepreneurs also Go Long on Optimism. Last but not least expectations run high for the stock market in 2005.

One could argue the pessimistic view and I’m certain — if you did a Google search — that there would be plenty of articles that would show the counter view. You know what? I did and I discovered significantly more macroeconomic optimistic articles vs. ones that were pessimistic. Page after page of optimistic articles and a fraction negative.


  1. Sam Jahnsen on December 18, 2004 at 12:27 pm

    I do see the good news you see, but I don’t feel it. The articles I read are all over the map.

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