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* Henry Blodget: Facebook is once again overhyped

* Eric Schmidt: The enduring lessons of Google’s quirky IPO

* Barry Ritholtz: A financial reform commercial I’d like to see

* Big buyout: Canadian pension fund offers to acquire troubled UK private equity firm Candover

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London falls early, European shares hit 7-week low, the Nikkei loses 2.6% and Hong Kong shares retreat.

* PE-backed IPOs are picking up

* Russia runs on Dunkin: PE-backed doughnut chain is opening shop in Moscow, after a 20 year absence

* European M&A is closing in on its slowest month in a decade

* Sam Robinson: The power shift in LP/GP relations is not permanent.

* Liz Gannes: Frothy times for Web angels

* Davos producer Richard Attias on the Goldman Sachs mess:

Davos producer Richard Attias on Goldman Sachs from TheDeal TV on Vimeo.

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  • [...] Learning from Google’s IPO. In the six years since Google’s went public, its stock price has gone from $85 to $581, and it has become one of the most influential companies in the world. Writing in the Harvard Business Review, Google CEO Eric Schmidt says that a big reason for this rapid rise was the unconventional path Google took in its IPO. The article details how Schmidt opted to use a Dutch auction to set share price after getting a letter from a little old lady, how almost all the experts were wrong, and the how an interview with Playboy almost derailed the whole thing. (Via peHUB.) [...]

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