Search Fund Incentive Structures: Time for Debate

Search funds have become a popular model for young entrepreneurs seeking to become equity-owning managers and run their own business. They have also become an interesting investment class for experienced private equity investors and other individual investors. It’s an appealing collaborative model: an ambitious and dynamic yet inexperienced entrepreneur partners with experienced hands-on investors to…

Is the European Union Poised for Relaunching?

The European Union throughout its history has experienced periods of Euro-optimism and periods of Euro-pessimism, with crises scattered in between. Jean Monnet, a pioneering advocate of European unity, wrote that "Europe will be forged in crises, and will be the sum of the solutions adopted for those crises." But the recent period of Euro-pessimism has…

Challenges of Global Mobility: The Latest Industry Report

We have recently come to a point where many declaim the end of globalization as we have known it. Yet, amid this anti-globalization rhetoric, global businesses are clearly taking a different stance, arguing that more, not less, globally proficient talent is needed. A recent AXA World of Work Report, which surveyed 250 firms in eight…
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Women business leaders making progress in Africa

I’m a humanist. I love people. I celebrate any type of progress that contributes to an improvement in people’s lives. To the extent that through their work they contribute to such an improvement, I celebrate the progress of women business leaders -- such as those portrayed in a recent article at The Africa Report (“Star…
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