The Circle of Financial Envy

While this financial envy loop is not my rhetorical creation, I have used it in conversations a number of times lately. It works like this:

  • VCs make good money, but …
  • They envy private equity guys, who make even more money, who …
  • Envy hedge fund managers, who make good money, and have more liquidity, but …
  • Still envy CEOs, who have more control, more equity, and aren’t yoked to the capital markets, and yet …
  • Envy venture capitalists, etc.

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  1. dubby says:

    Does anyone seriously envy CEOs?

  2. Fartikus says:

    yes, CTOs