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Lessons on Entrepreneurship (from Anthony Scaramucci)

The skill and experience you amass in an area of professional competency is one thing. Taking that expertise and turning into a strong and successful business...

Risk Management in 2027: How Does It Look?

We find ourselves in a complicated valuation environment at present, with unparalleled volatility shorts in the market, VIX at an all-time low, extended outperformance by passive...

The Sharing Economy in Asset Management

Technology and human ingenuity have made wonderful things possible in our personal lives. Whether it is connecting with friends and associates, or finding products and services,...

What's the "Vertical SaaS" Premium?

A recent discussion with a tech-savvy prospect has inspired this blog on the economic value of building a vertically integrated SaaS platform. The question asked and...

Back to School Blog Edition: The Common App - For Funds!

If you are a young professional or the parent of college or college-bound students, you probably know what the Common App is. If you are somewhere...

From Barbarians at the Gate to Data-driven Intelligence

Private investing has come a long way from the famed LBO story associated with mega deals and the relationships that make these deals happen. As the...

Understanding Classification: From Mind to Machines

Classification is one of the most instinctive behaviors that humans exhibit. It is also a foundation for all cultural and scientific advancements, be it the taxonomy...

When AI Becomes the New Investment Option

Artificial Intelligence as a locus of investment is very tempting for asset owners. Expectations for AI are lofty, ranging from cost savings, creating productive capacity, and...

Is There Success In Your Name?

If you recall, we blogged about how we named ourselves. Your firm’s name is a representation of who you are, reflecting your unconscious biases, influenced...

What Brings Success? Skill, Luck, or Process

What accounts for the great variety of personal and professional life outcomes among people from similar backgrounds? Why do some people succeed when others fail? There...

Check!

Atul Gawande’s 2009 book “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right” details the author’s search across disciplines for ways to improve process outcomes,...

What Is Your Investment Engagement ROI?

Differentiation has become the touchstone of the future, and those funds that strategically embrace change in a way that responds to investor demands will be the...

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