I've got something a little different for you today. I was browsing YouTube when I came across this fantastic in-depth interview withco-founder and CEO David Rubenstein on Reuters' Impact Players series.
It's a little over a month old, so a small portion of the politics talk is dated, but there is some real meat in this half-hour long conversation. Some highlights:
- Rubenstein passed on a chance to be one of the first investors in Facebook. His daughter dated a friend of Zuckerberg, but he didn't think it was a good investment
- Carlyle has closed 20 deals over the past year, spending about $15 billion
- He doesn't feel the same pressure to invest his LPs money as Aaron Ross Sorkin and I might have you believe
He also gives some insight into why Carlyle went public and how it's affected its management philosophy along with some interesting thoughts on geographical regions he's bullish on.
Read on to watch the interview.
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