peHUB Second Opinion 11.11

Sleeping With Private Equity: The difference between Simmons and Sealy (one failed, one didn’t, but why?). (FT Alphaville)

More on The Buyout of America: A UK reviewer weighs in. (Times Online) And a WSJ reviewer does too. (WSJ)

Advice to live by: Skip the beginning, but around the middle there is some great presentation advice, including, “When giving presentations, the only rule that matters is the rule of attention.” I really wish some of the CEOs whose painful presentations I’ve sat through over the years could read this. (I’m talking to you, Nelson J. Marchioli!.) (Finite Attention Span)

Clawbacks: They’re not new to private equity, and they very well may make an appearance in the coming years, but now they’re being applied to banker bonuses too. (Reuters)

One Could Easily Argue That: RegFD is a joke. (Fierce ComplianceIT)

Just FYI: How to learn (almost) anything. (Litemind)

Amy Poehler suggests Goldman Sachs “Give itself a big fat nuggie” and change its name to something without the words “gold” and “sacks” in its name after the firm snatched up a ton of swine flu vaccines.