Advent unveils new logo at its annual San Francisco conference -- after discarding one that failed to elicit a sense of the progressive from RIAs
From signage to stationery to T-shirts to a new tech platform, Advent aims to move past its safe-as-houses reputation and up into the cloud
A lot of talk about logo “strategy” but that often is a red herring for inept leaders to focus on shiny objects instead of real, often more difficult changes within an organization. The Advent website content is the same mostly, with just a “social media” design. The logotype is a standard typeface. Investors should be asking how much Advent paid for this thin facelift and why didn’t they instead invest in building true SaaS products. Lipstick on a pig…
I don’t know if this is right but it looks like thoughtful skepticism. Thank you.
As the official middleman of this site, however, I’d say Advent is (more to come from us in the next couple of days) investing in more SaaS, mostly through Black Diamond. And we as an industry need to come up with a better metaphor than lipstick on pigs. I’d take eye eyeliner-on-an-elephant or something else out of the barnyard.
UBS bets its 'wealth' future on ex-Schwabbie Naureen Hassan, a corporate digital A-lister, who analysts give a fighting chance to transcend PaineWebber's ossified culture
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Oisín's Doubletakes: Clara Shih returns to Salesforce after 11-year hiatus • Focus reloads for M&A with $500 million debt raise, taking its credit north of $1.5 billion • Goldman Sach's 2020 partners list looks less homogenous -- even 'accretive' of women
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Oleg Tishkevich builds instant McKinsey-killer in RIA consulting by offering gigs and equity to six solo stars, but good luck managing egos and economics, says someone who's been there
The restless Invent.us founder names (thus far) Tim Welsh, Suzanne Siracuse, Gavin Spitzner, Mark Hollingsworth and Brian Bleasdell as owners in exchange for being on call to tackle big gigs as a superteam