Pre-Marketing 2.7.11

February 7, 2011, 4:45 PM UTC

* Michael Lewis: Where’s the rage in Ireland?

* Tony Conrad: If you sell your startup, don’t be a punk about it afterward

* What will it hang on the walls? Goldman Sachs nears deal to buy largest Applebee’s franchisee

* Consensus at my Super Bowl party last night was the Bridgestone had some of the best ads (well, after that House promo where he threw a cane at a kid). Turns out one of them was based on a real reply-all faux pas.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises earlyEuropean shares climb and the Nikkei hits a 9-month high.

* Romesh Ratnesar profiles Peter Thiel

* Michael Rapoport: Toxic assets still lurking at banks

* Chart of the Day: China’s housing market nears U.S./Japan bubble levels

* Caffeine empire: You’ve heard about Dow 10,000, but what about Dunkin’ 10,000?

* Obama will address the Camber of Commerce today. Here’s what he’s expected to say.

* Tweet of the Day: @stevecase AOL to Buy Huffington Post; Tim Armstrong says “1 + 1 will equal 11” (NYTimes) Really? That wasn’t my experience.

* Free plug: I’m really going to miss attending VC in the Rockies this year (including the chance to defend my poker crown). Always a great event if you can make it…

* Egypt’s richest man, Nassef Sawiris, discusses the Egyptian protests and what a change in government could mean for his nation’s economy:

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Nassef Sawaris, posted with vodpod