peHUB Second Opinion 4.14

Goldman’s Reputation: Better than ever or in the shitter? (Reuters)

Robustness: Joe Weisenthal spends the night with Nassim Taleb. (Business Insider)

Deep Thoughts With Crossing Wall Street: Some simplified aphorisms on investing. (CWS)

Thorn in Private Equity’s Side Removed: Andy Stern is resigning from the SEIU. Collective sigh of relief for private equity? (LBOWire)

Chips No Longer Dipping: KKR and Blackstone were relieved at Intel’s strong earnings this week, which bodes well for their big semiconductor bets. (WSJ)

Paying Disrespects: A look inside the mock funeral of Countrywide. (Deal Journal)