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John Myers

Hey all-

Welcome to my blog. The fine folks at the BeyeNETWORK™ have provided me with this forum to offer opinion and insight into the worlds of telcommunications (telecom) and business activity monitoring (BAM). But as with any blog, I am sure that we (yes we... since blogging is a "team sport"...) will explore other tangents that intersect the concepts of telecom and BAM.

In this world of "Crossfire" intellectual engagement (i.e. I yell louder therefore I win the argument), I will try to offer my opinion in a constructive manner. If I truly dislike a concept, I will do my best to offer an alternative as opposed to simply attempting to prove my point by disproving someone else's. I ask that people who post to this blog follow in my lead.

Let the games begin....

About the author >

John Myers, a senior analyst in the business intelligence (BI) practice at  Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). In this role, John delivers comprehensive coverage of the business intelligence and data warehouse industry with a focus on database management, data integration, data visualization, and process management solutions. Prior to joining EMA, John spent over ten years working with business analytics implementations associated with the telecommunications industry.

John may be contacted by email at JMyers@enterprisemanagement.com.

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Long time readers of my blog know that I’m not a fan of the necessary evil of the public equity markets.  I believe that the private equity offers certain advantages when organizations need to make long-term adjustments to business models or when a longer-term view of the business model is required.

With several large moves in the telecommunications industry stalled due to the slowdown (… ok HARD FREEZE… ) in the private equity markets, some might be asking if I have changed my mind…. Actually no. :)

Viral Acharya, Conor Kehoe, and Michael Reyner provide an analysis of the pros and cons of the public vs private equity.  In particular, I liked the nearly 20% perceived performance jump in private equity firms over public firms:


While not a perfect study, it does provide some evidence that while public equity is a preferred exit strategy for vulture…err.. venture capital and a good way to make your stock available to the masses it may not be the best way to run a company.

Posted December 16, 2008 8:00 AM
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