“Secret Formula, Intelligence Tests Fuel Buyout Firm,” The Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2018 A1. Private equity fund has a list of 110 best practices, against which software companies are measured for investment.
How does the fund keep those secret, after a page-one story in the WSJ? Is it enough to maintain the practices “on a company server that makes a record every time anyone downloads or prints them”?
But reusing ideas that have worked in the past makes sense.