Archives for: July 13th, 2018

When the Whistle Blows

Written by on July 13, 2018

Private equity exec by day, international whistling champ by night… Chris Ullman, an executive at private equity firm The Carlyle Group, walks into a conference room in downtown D.C. He’s here to introduce Carlyle co-founder David Rubenstein to a select group of finance journalists—including one who moonlights as a travel writer—and the mood in the […]

Be Humble: Life is Difficult, Now Get on With It

Written by on November 2, 2017

“David, I wanted to let you know I have a whistling CD coming out, and that I may be getting some media attention. Please know that I’m committed to Carlyle.” “I’m not worried,” he said with a wry smile. “We pay you more than you’ll ever make whistling.” With that candid assessment, my boss reminded […]