peHUB Friday First Read

DMX raps Rudolph? Yup, DMX raps Rudolph.

Odd that I’m in Boston right now and that I’ll be leaving with Kevin Youkilis, in a manner of speaking

Why Look: We’ve got another PE blog

Here’s why not to hire losers

Cliff Notes: Parties scrambling in DC

Startup ops cheat sheet

Do we *reallllly* need to bring these shareholders in on the deal (spoiler alert, no.)?

And here’s one primer to help you through the worst

So how does a company change after a deal?

Shares slide for Palo Alto Networks

Toast: Pinterest hacks out spammers

Great: Now Harry Reid’s a sports journalism critic?

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