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peHUB Second Opinion 7.28

The Barbarians are Coming: The Economist argues that, thanks to a few IPOs and a handful of deals, private equity is waking up from the dead. I think it’s a little early to say that. (Economist)

New Terms: This one is new to me at least-“Ramen Profitable” aka a startup that makes just enough to pay the founders’ living expenses. (Paul Graham)

Rants: Why Neal Patel doesn’t want you to start a company. (Quick Sprout)

According to an anecdote: Sex in the office is yet another victim of the recession. (Clusterstock)

An Outsiders Point of View: Is private equity good for technology vendors? (Human Capitalist)

Meanwhile: UK small business owners are wondering the same thing–Private Equity: SME Saviour? (BNET)

Blowing Brains Out: How one mutual fund is trying to cover up its massive losses in private equity. (Financial Skeptic)

Minority Transactions “On The Up:” Despite LPs not being too keen on it. (AltAssets)

On Goldman Sachs: Tenacious G (NY Mag)