Category Archives: Technology

Building a Next Generation Tech-Savvy and Data Empowered Private Investment Firm

“Knowledge is power” – Sir Francis Bacon. #DataDrivenInvesting #PE #VC #PrivateEquity #FamilyOffice #Investing #Fintech I explained in my last post “The Next Edge in Private Equity” why I believe that tech-savvy, data-driven investors can gain an advantage. I have been working … Continue reading

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The Next Edge in Private Equity

The private equity industry has experienced substantial growth over the last 30 years. There are currently over 3,500 firms globally with over $1 Trillion in dry powder (nearly 2x the amount in 2012). We have witnessed the industry maturing and … Continue reading

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A New Wave of Innovation in Investment Management

“Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” ― Thomas A. Edison The world of investment management has always evolved rapidly. However, upcoming shifts … Continue reading

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Changing Times. Bringing Out our Animal Spirit. Fighting. Rolling up our Sleeves. Creating Value.

5-Bullet Friday: Here are some observations on events / news catching my attention. Fight Club. Still relevant 20 years later. Silicon Valley is broken and heading for social unrest. The digital transformation of industries. Chasing “cockroaches”. How private equity generates exceptional … Continue reading

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Summer is coming up…time to find a few good books to read!

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Sustainability: Where Consumers’ Minds are Shifting Towards

I recently attended Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Media Telecom predictions. Making global predictions is an awfully difficult exercise to undertake and very few organisations have much success consistently. I enjoy attending this annual event because Deloitte’s track record is remarkably quite … Continue reading

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The Future of Medicine & Healthcare: Promising and Very Exciting

In terms of innovation, the communications and media industries have been leaders over the last 10-15 years. Few innovations rival the Internet in terms of impact on everyday life. The Internet spurred a new economic revolution and disrupted many industries … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’ Legacy

Steve, here’s to you. The Crazy One. The Creative, Passionate, Driven Genius. The worldwide reaction to the passing of Steve Jobs has been unbelievably strong, to say the least. Former employees, celebrities, and even competitors paid tribute. Sure, in the … Continue reading

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Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt Keynote at Dreamforce 2011

Last Thursday afternoon Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google, took the stage at Dreamforce 2011. I really looked forward to hearing him speak for he first time and I was not disappointed at all. I thoroughly enjoyed every single minute of … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Social Enterprise at Dreamforce

“After an Arab spring in the Middle East, we will see customers rise up and demand that organizations listen. In not so long from now we’ll start to hear about a corporate spring. We’ve seen Mubarak fall. We’ve seen Kadhafi … Continue reading

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