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Six months later

When I was in business school, private equity was all the rage. I’d never been an investment banker, and I didn’t even really understand what private equity was, but I did throw my hat into the ring for a few … Continue reading

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How do I get a job in impact investing?

I had the chance to speak at the Wharton Social Impact Conference this past Friday.  It was fun, engaging, and energizing to see so many students so immersed in this space.  Indeed Wharton’s Social Venture Fund – I met the … Continue reading

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Apply by Monday – looking for two great people

I’m looking for two great people to join my team, most likely in New York.  Both roles have incredible potential for impact. One person, for the more junior role, is a crackerjack writer, thinker, synthesizer.  He or she will have … Continue reading

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Make Europe yours

I’m looking for a stellar self-starter who makes things happen to join my team. Success means that a year from now, Acumen Fund will have a higher profile, deeper relationships, a stronger and more engaged community, and significantly more funds … Continue reading

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Gumption and conviction

Some interview questions to get at the important stuff: “What grounds you?” “What are you best at?” “Tell me about at time you changed someone’s mind.” “At your core, what makes you tick?” “What does generosity mean to you?” Degrees … Continue reading

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Commencement job blues

Graduation is in the air, and I can’t help but think about students finishing  their degrees and marching off to their new jobs.  It’s a stressful enough time, and I suspect that even though the economy is no longer in … Continue reading

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“We need your help” (caveat emptor)

It’s so flattering to be called in to save the day.  This happened to me once – being hired to “take a team to a new level.” (not my words, the words of the person I went to work for).  … Continue reading

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