With the Blackstone S-1 coming while I was in Belize, I am looking forward to having a nice S-1 to look at after I catch up with email, etc. While I have been expecting this, others were there before me so time to hand out credits.
1. Eli Aheto was the first person who ever mentioned to me, somewhat off-hand, that the IPOs of the big buyout firms were on their way. I believe this was back in 2003, so that is pretty good foresight!
2. Laurence Lederer gets credit for being the first to point that a political backlash is inevitable. This was a couple of years ago and it looks like this prediction is also going to come true.