Distressed Investing + Leadership

January 25, 2011

Wednesday, I am leaving for the Distressed Investing Conference of the Turnaround Management Association and am eager to see whether presenters spend much time discussing  […]

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Eddie Bauer Bankruptcy

June 18, 2009

Today, I was interviewed by about prospects for Eddie Bauer after its Chapter 11 filing.  Click here to read the interview.  (It’s short.)

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Are You Guilty of These Bad Business Habits?

June 9, 2009

The “headline” of my post today is the headline of the June 9th post on the VC Task Force Blog.  The post features some of […]

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Renee’s Rule™: “Bigger” may not be “safer.”

May 17, 2009

When is it “safer” to hire a “big” professional firm rather than a smaller one?  This is a topic I’ll be exploring in several different […]

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The Experience Fallacy

May 5, 2009

Too often, people make hiring decisions based upon “experience” rather than “results.” A true story illustrates my point. Several years ago, at the beginning of […]

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Women’s Private Equity Summit

March 14, 2009

Thursday and Friday, I attended the Women’s Private Equity Summit (300 women and one very brave man).  The conference covered the same kinds of topics […]

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Renee’s Rule™- There is no subsitute for common sense

March 4, 2009

It seems like every minute a new book with the “latest” business “secrets” hits the market.  In reality, however, running a business profitably and well […]

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Distressed Investing Conference #3

January 27, 2009

During one of the most interesting panels of the conference, Mike Heisley, a self-made billionaire according to Forbes, made an incredibly important point about the […]

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Distressed Investing Conference #2

January 25, 2009

One of the most interesting–and telling–observations at the conference came from David Shapiro, KPS Capital Partners, who said that the one investment of theirs that […]

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January 4, 2009

“These are the times that try men’s souls” (Thomas Paine, The Crisis, 1776)

As financial troubles roll through the economy, many–possibly, most–companies are seeking ways to ensure their survival.

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