Private Equity Versus Pirates!

November 19, 2008

It’s all about the IRaaaR!

Great article.

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Strategery Capital – “The Hedge Fund of the People”

October 3, 2008

With the bailout bill passing into law, we now have the mother of all hedge funds, Strategery Capital. The fund business will never be the same!


The Spiral – Part VI: Crescendo Partners

September 4, 2008

Here’s the latest installment of Equity Private’s the Spiral series:


The Spiral: Must See Web TV

August 25, 2008

From Equity Private (Going Private), it’s a five-part (thus far) series entitled the Spiral. Ballsy and brilliant!

Part I – Those Vultures

Part II – Managing Directors Everywhere

Part III – On Stage

Part IV – Liquidation

Part V – The Board


Valley Girl: What Hath Tim Draper Wrought?

August 12, 2008

I remember being told in an undergrad sociology course about a theory that society will always degrade to the lowest common denominator.  That LCD may be California.  For further proof say “hello” to Valley Girl, a web-based show starring Jesse Draper, daughter of Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson.  Depending on your take she’s either trying to be the next Sacha Baron Cohen or she’s just another daughter of affluence seeking her 15 minutes in the sun (I’m pullin’ for the former).  What would Julie Richman say?


The VC Comic

July 24, 2008

From the time when Web 1.0 dinosaurs roamed the venture capital landscape, here’s the VC Comic.  Well worth reading all 41 strips.  And for everyone out there that doubted whether humor exists in the world of private equity and venture capital, I’ve now got two posts in a week to prove it does!


Blog like a Blackstone Billionaire

July 18, 2008

Stephen Schwarzman’s “blog“.  The guy is simply everywhere these days!