What Executive Leaders Have in Common. Executive coach Matt Spielman from Inflection Point Partners shares a set of common characteristics he's found from 1,000+ coaching sessions. Bottom line: you're not alone.
Private Equity - Blessing or Curse? Bloomberg's Everything is Private Equity Now summarizes the explosion in private equity since the financial crisis, including the eye-opening statistic that we have 8,000+ private equity backed companies and only 4,000 publicly listed companies. Josh Lerner et al published research on the Economic Effects of Private Equity spanning from 1980-2013, including data on reduction in employees of bought out companies. This modest uptick in scrutiny hasn't fazed allocators in the slightest, but if returns come down in the years to come, I'll lay claim to issuing an early warning call in this piece from early last year.
Fred Rogers interview. A slice of nostalgia with this wonderful quote (in 1994): "I'm very concerned that our society is much more interested in information, than wonder. And noise, rather than silence. In our business, yours and mine, how do we encourage reflection?"
The Biggest Little Farm. Phenomenal documentary about a couple that left traditional jobs and created a sustainable farm. I watched it twice, and I almost never have a chance to do that.