One of the best interviews we’ve seen in a long time.

From chit-chatting about not taking outside money too early (get it from customers), to MicroStrategy knowing what you’ll click on before you do, to Facebook salesmen calling on Pepsi and asking for a $10 million ad buy (36:00-minute mark).

See the Facebook/MicroStrategy video below. Hilarious, but spooky at the same time. Big Data before it was called Big Data and soon to be called Big Invasion of Privacy Data lol.

We were around for the dotcom meltdown in 2000, but so many other companies were melting, it actually didn’t stand out too much. Another example of the folly of HODL no matter how good the technology, or company. This is a money-making machine like none other.

Just a matter of time before they announce the capability to micro-strategize decentralized big data. Why do bears eat deer? Because that’s what bears do.

LONG TERM CHART

SHORT TERM CHART

8 YEARS BEFORE IPO NO FUNDING!

Sanju Bansal along with Michael Jr. Saylor founded MicroStrategy in 1989 which develops and sells business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services for some of the top Fortune 500 companies and technology companies in the world including Facebook, eBay, and Yahoo. MicroStrategy was one of the first companies to pioneer data-driven enterprises with Business Intelligence and now is enhancing Big Data capabilities with its army of data scientists.

It is a public traded company on the NASDAQ: MSTR with almost $600 million in revenues with 3,200 employees worldwide. Mr. Bansal received an S.B. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University. Hear this incredible rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story from the perspective of this famous and humble DC area founder. Also, we will talk about his insights in Big Data, social media, cloud, mobile and it’s impact in the enterprise.

The Facebook/MicroStrategy video that would NOT have been recorded in 2018. It’s from 2013. Surprised they haven’t taken it down.