Born: October 22, 1957
Education: AB, Harvard College, 1979; MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1988; National Science Foundation Physics Scholarship, Cornell University, Summer 1974; Faculty Member (Lecturer in Public Management), Stanford Business School, 1993-1999
Career Path: Partner and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group, 2000-Present; Managing Director (1995-2000),, Principal (1994), Vice President (1993), Robertson Stephens, 1993-2000; Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Associate Director, the White House Office of Management and Budget,1992; Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science, the White House Office of Management and Budget, 1989-1991; Chief Speechwriter and Senior Policy Advisor, Bush-Quayle 88 Campaign, 1988; Speechwriter, Vice President George Bush, the White House, 1986; Director of Communications, Governor Thomas H. Kean (R-NJ), 1983-1985; Legislative Assistant, Legislative Director, Chief of Staff, US Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick (R-NJ), 1979-1982.
Favorite Book (recent): King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero by David Remnick
Currently Reading: Robert Kennedy: His Life by Evan Thomas
Favorite Movie: The Year of Living Dangerously with Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver
Most Recent Movie: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Favorite Web site: Yahoo Golf Handicap Tracker
Favorite Food: Chinese, from House of Nanking in San Francisco
Favorite Travel Spots: India; Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Hobbies: skiing, basketball, boogey boarding
Favorite Historical figures: Teddy Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold, Gandhi
Favorite Quote: “It is easy to criticize what is wrong. But to identify and pursue a better solution – that is the noble but much harder task.” – Nelson Mandela
Phobias: Snakes, dishonest business associates (but that is redundant)
Investment Philosophy: Identify the most powerful trends you can observe in your life, invest early and ride them. Back the best teams attacking the biggest markets.