Talk is cheap but extreme rhetoric is no substitute for proper debate Talk is cheap but extreme rhetoric is no substitute for proper debate
  • February 2017
  • Cain Hoy

“You have to be so careful about what you say these days” is an often-heard complaint. I was reminded of this when interviewing a potential new colleague recently and having to stop myself from asking – just out of interest – his age. “It’s political correctness gone mad,” some would claim. It is ironic then, that political correctness today seems not to apply to the world of politics. Donald Trump’s recent reference to Syrian refugees as ‘illegals’, or the memory...

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Sam Nazarian of SBE talks to Fox Business Network about the Morgans deal Sam Nazarian of SBE talks to Fox Business Network about the Morgans deal
  • January 2017
  • Cain Hoy

Sam Nazarian, founder and CEO of Cain Hoy-backed hotel group SBE, has been interviewed on Fox Business Network about the hospitality industry, the background to SBE’s acquisition of Morgans Hotel Group in a transaction valued at more than £800m, and how the deal, which was funded by Cain Hoy, has transformed the SBE business. Following completion of the Morgans acquisition, SBE now has an unparalleled portfolio of 20 world-class lifestyle hotel properties with more than 6,000 keys in nine attractive...

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First Brexit, now Trump: ‘unexpected’ results highlight an ignored majority First Brexit, now Trump: ‘unexpected’ results highlight an ignored majority
  • November 2016
  • Jonathan Goldstein

The ‘shock’ US election result has given economists, analysts and other speculators – who had until now been absorbed by Brexit – something new to worry about. But as a regular visitor to the US and someone who has followed the election closely, Donald Trump’s victory comes as little surprise. In spite of the absurdity of some of his policies, he succeeded in performing one of the most extraordinary movements in modern politics. While Clinton’s campaign was marred by corruption,...

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RESI: Time to re-establish a culture of collaboration RESI: Time to re-establish a culture of collaboration
  • August 2016
  • Jonathan Goldstein

Watching the bile-fuelled speeches that seem to be increasingly commonplace in the ongoing political saga in North America from my hotel room on a recent trip to New York, I was struck by the behavioural similarities between US politics and the dramas being played out on the UK political stage. But politicians are not alone: similar sentiments are echoed in the world of business. ‘Team culture’ and ‘stronger together’ are simply phrases trotted out. The reality is that there is...

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