Browsing All posts tagged under »Perspective«

Banking on a Bottom Line

October 24, 2018

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Interview with Lehigh University’s Acumen Magazine, Fall 2018 Edition. Link to Article   acumen   Banking on a Bottom Line Following success in global law, Michael Macaluso starts a company to make money by solving problems like world hunger and heart disease By Weld Royal ’88 Not long after Richard Nixon’s historic 1972 trip to China, […]

2016 Internet Trends Report Available

June 6, 2016

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Mary Meeker’s much anticipated 2o16 Internet Trends report sporting 213 slides and delivered by her in under 30 minutes is now available on the Kleiner Perkins website. Click here to read.  

Charts: Shifts in the Capital Markets Value Chain

June 4, 2016

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As many financial institutions, particularly banks are exiting or scaling back their participation in certain parts of the capital markets value chain, or deciding not to enter others, an array of old and new players is stepping in to compete for those revenues. BCG provides significant insight on the issue in a recent article entitled “How Value Is Shifting in the […]

Charts: Banking Consolidation

May 6, 2016

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The following chart shows consolidation of the U.S. banking sector roughly from the early 1990s to 2010 which led to four major banks. There are other similar stories in banking and particularly colorful stories in investment banking. Also, there already was significant consolidation before the early 1990s. Still the chart is impressive in the story it tells through a single picture. Interestingly […]

Thought Leader Perspectives: Continuous Innovation

May 30, 2015

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Are there new rules for how to approach corporate strategy? In an interesting and at times provocative piece, Helen Rosen of Global Access and Sigvard Bore of Pactera Technology, a consulting subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, make the case in “Think AND Do…The Need for Continuous Strategy”, which can be downloaded here: Continuous Strategy. The authors note that the […]

Open Course: Business in a Political Age

March 31, 2015

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The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management is offering an open course (a so-called MOOC) entitled Business in a Political Age taught by its leader, The Hon. Mark Kennedy. I have known Mark Kennedy for many years. He has been a successful business man, a politician who served his country and he now leads George Washington University’s […]

Overview of Private Investment Trends in Asia-Pacific

November 8, 2014

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Overview of Private Investment Trends in Asia-Pacific Recently, we explored the private equity investment climate in Southeast Asia in Next Stop, Southeast Asia and took a look at the potential implications of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in Shanghai Free Trade Zone – A New China Paradigm for Western Investors? This time around we are […]

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone – A New China Paradigm for Western Investors?

December 31, 2013

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When it comes to foreign companies, funds and investors doing business in China and positioning themselves to do business in China, the question on the minds of everyone is the significance of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.  What does it mean for China, and to investment in China?  Answers to these questions are contained in a […]

Next Stop, Southeast Asia

October 14, 2013

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After writing recently that “Private Equity Investment in Vietnam sets a Record[1],” the question about how the rest of Southeast Asia is doing is a natural follow-on.  With the able assistance of Liming Xu, we took a look at the region as a whole to see if the trend evidenced in Vietnam is part of a […]

Perspective: First Half 2013 Private Equity Investment in Vietnam Sets a Record

July 13, 2013

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What we have been seeing in terms of activity in the private equity sector in Vietnam seems to be confirmed in the just released report by Private Equity international (July 12, 2013). PEI reports that “Private equity investment in Vietnam hit $535 million in the first half of 2013, a record first half amount that already exceeds the […]