What separates the good from the great in Private Equity?
You've probably heard this one before. "The only thing harder than breaking into private equity is staying in private equity". I would love to hear from people in the industry - what separates those who rise through the ranks from those who do their 2-3 years as an associate and move on elsewhere?
What makes a "great" private equity professional? I'd assume that 'smart', 'hard worker', and 'personable' are a given here since those are necessary to make it to the top in just about any field. I'm curious about traits, skills, or abilities specific to the PE industry.
Mod Note (Andy): Don't miss the top comment below from user APAE...