We see the logos everywhere. They are on T-shirts, on buildings, at the State Fair, and even on the shirts of people who are selling us hotdogs at the local ball park. You'll see the the Lions, Kiwanis, Local Fraternities / Sororities, and others. For the professional, the question is: Are these social groups beneficial to your career and your life? Why should you join them when you can just hang out with your friends? This show is all about these groups and everything related to them.
The Purple Squirrel, or more precisely the Purple Squirrel Candidate is the idea that the perfect person for a job is impossible to find. Technically anyone can be a Purple Squirrel for a job that matches there highly specific experience and education. There is a pro and a con to be in that position and that's what this show is all about.
There are long term trends all around us. Often they aren't easy to see. If we train ourselves to be aware of them, they can not only give us insight, but also give us valuable information about the bigger decisions we need to make in life. Today's show is all about these trends, and what they mean for both our personal and professional lives!
Private equity, as an industry is a machine that is the business equivalent of injecting nitrous oxide into a car engine. You get a great deal of performance for a short period of time, but it stresses and breaks the things that make up the formerly reliable engine. In the case of Private equity, it's enhanced profits, usually at the expense of people who made up the company.
Three times in the month that I wrote this article I heard stories from three different private equity buyouts. Counting my own experience, all four were intensely scary, stressful, and ultimately very damaging to the average employee at the respective firms. This vent piece asks the question: When can we get Private Equity from a Win-Loose to a Win-Win for everyone involved?
Not everything in 2020 was worth forgetting. One thing that is definitely worth remembering again is the Peluso Presents Top 5 of 2020. Haven't listened in a while? Got a long drive coming up? This show highlights the the best Peluso Presents commentary from 2020 on the collision points between work and life. It's a great way to get introduced to the show if your new to it or just go back and revisit some interesting and thought provoking ideas!