Reflections on Romanian Business 1998-2008 from a variety of business leaders.

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Reflections on Romanian Business 1998-2008 from a variety of business leaders.

1.    Bill Avery, founder and publisher of Business Review

2.    Simona Fodor, chief editor Business Review

3.    Juan Jose Fernandez-Ansola, IMF chief of party

4.    Steven van Groningen, Raiffeisen Bank President & CEO

5.     Matei Paun, Investment Advisor and commentator

6.     Bryan Jardine, Managing Partner Wolf Theiss

7.     Charlie Crocker, HR Expert, Trainer, and Recruiter

8.    Joel Hayes, Investment Expert and Mining Sector Investor

9.    George Leslie, Real Estate Expert

10.  Peter Jansen Consultant and Media Expert

11.   Radu Florescu, CEO of Saatchi&Saatchi Advertising

12. Anca Ionita, former chief editor of Business Review and Time Out Bucharest magazine

Note:  All Reflections originally published in the special 10 year anniversary edition of Business Review, March 3-9, 2008

My comments will be highlighted in BLUE. 

Re-reading these contributions, I am humbled and grateful that all were willing mark a very important occasion for us, and record for posterity about what business and Romania were like in our first decade.  We had started at the bottom, and all of us rode the wave up.  What about now?  Can I hear back from all of the group to get updates?  Have we lost our collective optimism, or just misplaced it?  I’ve highlighted a few favorite quotes. Which ones do you like?

I would also like to hear from anyone entering the market after, say 2007… where are you?  We have the comments from the war horses but what about the fresh blood?  Is there anyone out there that came with that same spirit of ‘curiosity, eagerness and hope’ mentioned by Matei Paun in the last few years?

Keep reading online, and look for the print edition in all the usual places – Bill

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