July, 2009

A Key with a difference

Longboat Key, near Sarasota on the Gulf Coast of  Florida, is really quite different from other keys in Florida and certainly a complete break from our usual haunt of Key West. Quiet, sophisticated and slightly manicured. We stayed at what must be one of the smallest, and most rustic, Hiltons there is, right on the beach [...]

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What is takes to work in private equity

In my consulting role I see many, very senior people who express an interest in working in some way in the private equity field, most as CEOs in private equity backed companies. So what qualities are needed to work in such companies? First the candidate must have in-depth specific industry sector experience. They ideally should have [...]

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