After taking a few months off working on the preseidetial campaign, speaking to political and thought leaders and doing some soul searching, Michael Moe, one of the founders of ThinkEquity! has launched a research organization and website called NEXT up! (www.nextupresearch.com). Seems they are focused on identifying the next societal age and how we as investors might benefit from that shift.
Based on a quick review of the first edition (http://www.nextupresearch.com/Site/NEXT_up!_files/nextup%2012.31.08.pdf), which is also available at their website, it looks like an interesting discussion and research platform and considering Moe’s past entrepeneurial forays, it should posess a fun combination of energy and insight. We look forward to following its progress. The website also includes an economic and environmental factbook for 2009 (http://www.nextupresearch.com/Site/NEXT_up!_files/Factbook%202009.pdf)