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Robert Reich, Economic Chef

October 24, 2010

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Who knew my Sunday morning coffee with the week’s recordings of The Charlie Rose Show would include culinary genius Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary under Bill Clinton? Reich just published his book “After Shock.” While I typically don’t agree with Reich on policy, he made several excellent arguments and one-liners about economic decisions ahead: The […]

Winners! – University of San Francisco Business Plan Competition (2008)

May 2, 2008

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Now the results from the 2008 University of San Francisco International Business Plan Competition: Grand PrizeCarnegie Mellon University – Dynamics“Dynamics has invented a low-cost paper-thin, flexible computer. The platform technology is piloting as a security card solution. A proven credit card solution eliminates $22.5 billion of fraud annually by changing a portion of your credit […]

University of San Francisco Entrepreneur Team Wins 3rd place in Business Plan Competition

March 20, 2008

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Congratulations to Tom Monaghan (University of San Francisco, EMBA 2007) and Tesh Khullar (University of San Francisco, EMBA 2006) for their outstanding achievement in winning 3rd place in the National Seed Business Plan Competition in Santa Barbara last weekend. Tom and Tesh were one of 10 teams invited from among the 72 applications for the […]

Private Equity in Education?

June 8, 2007

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Laureate Education accepted a $3.5+ bln offer from an investor group that includes KKR. With regard to Laureate, I am curious to see if and how private equity begins to creep into the public education arena – private equity is already purchasing mega-sized infrastructure projects such as toll roads and bridges. It is not much […]

Private Equity & the Publishing Industry

June 4, 2007

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Apax acquired Thomson Learning for over $7+ billion – nearly the same sale price as Chrysler! Pearson plc recently acquired eCollege for approximately $500 mln., despite Pearson’s strategic partnership with Blackboard, Inc., a direct competitor to eCollege. Additionally, this price reflects a value nearly equal to eight times revenue and 20 times EBITDA. I am […]