peHUB Second Opinion 1.19

Steep Climb to Mt. Kellet: A Star Goldman banker’s struggle is showing “how tough it can be for hot-shot Wall Street bankers to strike out on their own as investors, especially in volatile Asia.” (Reuters)

Crazies on the Internet: A profile of VC-backed Yelp in Inc. magazine begins with a ridiculous story of one shopowner going mad over Yelp reviews, taking the fight from the internet to the streets (really). (Inc.)

Want to Feel Old? Here’s a list of “Timeline twins.” For example, Listening to Michael Jackson’s Thriller today is equivalent to listening to Elvis Presley’s first album (1956) at the time of Thriller’s release in 1982. (Kottke)

The Downfail of Dykstra: At least his creditors can’t take away his nickname: Nails. (Business Insider)

$$$: NY financiers to reap $64 bln in bonuses in 2010 (Reuters)

It’s Worse There: UK Buyouts Hit 25-year Low As Debt Dries Up – Study (WSJ)

Big Companies Make Big Strategic Mistakes: How IBM and Yahoo Made Microsoft and Google. (High Contrast)