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Earn More Consulting Revenue from Gerson Lehrman and Other Expert Networks

A number of friends have asked me how to increase the amount of money they're earning as consultants from the major expert networks, such as GLG, Evalueserve Circle of Experts, Coleman Group, DeMatteo Monness , Guidepoint, and other expert networks. Following is a slide deck I've sent to a few [...continue reading]

Free Market Research for Entrepreneurs, at Founder Institute last night

I enjoyed participating in a panel last night on "Market Research for Entrepreneurs", as part of the Founder Institute's first series of New York programming. The other speakers were Nicholas Butterworth, President & CEO, Diversion Media; and Steven Haines, President, Sequent Learning [...continue reading]

Economy Will Grow at 'Muted Rates'–Steve Schwarzman

Image via Wikipedia Courtesy of Craig Franklin, a Cornell MBA, following is a summary of an interview with Steve Schwarzman, CEO of private equity firm The Blackstone Group. LPs looking for more money back from illiquid assets, some nice exits. Blackstone plans to IPO 8 companies and sell [...continue reading]

The Speed of Trust Review

A while ago I read Stephen M.R. Covey's book, The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything . As you would guess, Stephen M.R. is the son of Dr. Stephen R. Covey, who wrote the extremely influential book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The heritage shows. Speed of Trust [...continue reading]

HBS Club of CT, Nov. 19 event: Private Equity Operating Executives Panel with Goldman Sachs, General Atlantic, CVC Capital

The Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut invites you to a Panel Discussion on It's the People: Improving Private Equity Portfolio Company Valuations by Working with Operating Executives Bush-Holley Historic Site 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT [...continue reading]

Financial Executives Event: How to Find and Invest in Private Companies, Nov. 5, New York

I hope you'll be able to join us for the event below: "Private Equity and Venture Capital Deal Origination - Best Practices" Audax Group and Teten Advisors, LLC Sponsored by the Financial Executives Networking Group New York Chapter When: Thursday, 11/5/2009 5:30 PM to [...continue reading]

Martin Wolf and Robert Shiller: The Future of Investing

(Milton Friedman) I attended breakfast yesterday morning at the Levin Institute and heard a discussion between Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, and Robert Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Yale University. My notes follow: WOLF: [...continue reading]

International investment banks expanding and hiring in America

I enjoyed listening to Wednesday's panel discussion of the Harvard Business School Club of New York on Three International Investment Banks Expanding (and Hiring!) in New York. It was off the record, so unfortunately I can't share my notes. In organizing the panel, my colleagues and I developed [...continue reading]