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peHUB Second Opinion 8.11

New Firm Alert: Mahindra Partners, the in-house private equity group of Mahindra & Mahindra. (Reuters)

What Are PE Pros Reading This Summer? Contributions from professionals at CalPERS, Carlyle, THL, Bain Capital, Providence Equity, New Mountain Capital and more…(Private Equity Beat)

Need a Job? Go to China. (New York Times)

Need a Job In Private Equity? Here’s some advice from Abby Adlerman, who leads the PE practice at executive recruiter Russell Reynolds. (The Deal)

Want To Get Into Yale’s Business School? Here’s a Q&A with the director of admissions, explaining explains how Yale’s 2006 curriculum overhaul benefits students, and why job placement has held up. (BusinessWeek)

Seems Obvious: But you never know…. Why Jerks are Bad Decision Makers. (BW)

Life in private equity: “We seem to spend way too much time in perfunctory meetings or way too much time analysing the past to predict the future.” (Private Equiteer)

Bankers Not Wanted: “Companies are using fewer advisers for their mergers and acquisitions than at any point since 2001, as they look to cut costs amid the downturn and make greater use of in-house expertise.” (Deal Journal)