Robert Lewandowski to speak at BI Global Trends Festival 2020

Business Insider is proud to announce that Robert Lewandowski will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.

Lewandowski is the captain of the Poland national football team and plays as a striker for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. He is the Poland national team’s all-time top scorer and Bundesliga’s all-time number three scorer.

On stage at Business Insider’s virtual conference, Lewandowski will talk about his experience and challenges he faces as a team leader — and not just on the football field. 

“Self-discipline, strong will, perseverance, ability to make instant decisions and to draw conclusions from wins and losses are the desired traits of any athlete, and they are increasingly decisive to business successes,” Lewandowki said. “Both these domains also require a leader, a captain.”

Lewandowski is an investor in long-term technology and real estate development projects, trading and

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Robert Covington And Luol Deng Invest In Real-Estate Fund Aiming To Revitalize Chicago

In September, Own Our Own, an inner-city-focused real-estate fund, announced its first Chicago-based project in partnership with the Houston Rockets’ Robert Covington and former Chicago Bull Luol Deng. Further strengthening the project is a partnership with the Chicago Urban League and the NBPA Foundation, which will fund initiatives around physical fitness and mentorship. 

After being drafted to the Bulls in 2004, Deng spent his first ten years in Chicago, and he signed a one-day

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Vista’s Robert Smith says there are more opportunities in private markets than public right now

Robert Smith, the billionaire chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, said Wednesday that there’s a marked disparity in investment opportunities between the public and private markets.

Smith, who spoke with CNBC’s David Faber from the Delivering Alpha conference, said that his firm continues to look at high-growth investments in enterprise software versus more mature areas of technology that the public markets still emphasize.

“There’s actually a bit of dislocation of opportunity because 98% of enterprise software companies are private,” Smith said. 

“One of the keys is understanding what businesses are the right businesses to invest in as a private equity firm,” he added. “From our perspective, it’s really interesting: The public markets continue to focus on what we call hardware and consumer technology.”

Vista, now 20 years old, has carved out a niche for itself on Wall Street by investing in young software companies and restructuring them according to

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Robert Gore, Who Kept Us Dry and Cool in the Rain with His Gore-Tex Invention, Has Died

His full name isn’t as well known as Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell’s, but if you spend any amount of time outdoors, there’s a good chance you’ll find at least part of Robert W. Gore’s name on your gear. He’s the inventor of Gore-Tex, and at the age of 83, the celebrated inventor, engineer, and chemist passed away late last week.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1937, Bob Gore seemed predestined to spend his life and career in the sciences as in 1950 his father moved their family to Newark, Delaware, to be closer to his work at DuPont’s largest research and development facility in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1959 Gore graduated from the University fo Delaware in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, and later earned his Master of Science and then a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1963.

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