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Hard to say with the artificial shortage now. Once banks foreclose on properties long overdue, we'll see what happens.
2 months ago on Return of the housing bubble? Not in Las Vegas
In a word, wow. I knew Jody a little bit and some of the ecomom folks here in Vegas.
Nice, piece, Sarah. I've seen you on BBW and will check out your books now.
4 months ago on Ecomom is liquidating and shutting down; investors are stunned
@seventhman Good point, but only if we let it, no?
4 months, 1 week ago on Top 5 Open Source Projects in Big Data – Breaking Analysis
Interesting post. I like to think that I know a few things about platforms and, to me, platforms have to be broader. The "city as a platform" mind-set might be a nice start, but I'd argue that we have to think bigger. Government is the platform. Cities, libraries, post offices, etc. need to be planks.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Open Data, a New Platform for Cities
@jasonkonopinski Love The Long Tail. One of the few biz books I've read twice.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Get Your Summer Reading On While You Still Can
@bradmarley Love Switch. I've met Dan Heath. Nice guy. I'd recommend The Halo Effect by Phil Rosenzweig.
If the price is right, I could see doing it. But to do a book right, though, we're talking about serious coin, no?
1 year ago on The Prima Donna Factor
No argument here. Seems like the acme of selfishness and narcissism.
1 year, 1 month ago on What Eduardo Saverin Owes America (Hint: Nearly Everything)
Great post and I completely agree.
<b>Founders carry the most weight in the tech world, so getting Arrington back to TechCrunch might be AOL’s only hope for a sale.</b>
That's a mouthful. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google grew to unprecedented heights under the leadership of their founders, not hired guns (read: AOL, Yahoo!). In the Age of the Platform, you can't just have a 'normal' CEO. You need a leader. A visionary.
1 year, 1 month ago on Sources Say AOL Seeking Buyers for Engadget and TechCrunch, Arrington “Not In The Least Bit Interested”
It's amazing how fast Facebook has seized control here. Remember when Google was trailblazing?
1 year, 1 month ago on Google To Launch External Commenting System
Looking forward to the redesign, Jay. I'm with you that your site has to evolve or face extinction. At the same time, substance matters more than style.
1 year, 2 months ago on Redesigning Your Blog to Drive Reader Behavior
JayBaerryancmiller You will see results, my friend. 17 years ago, I used to be 25 lbs heavier. I've been a workout demon ever since and find it incredibly cathartic, especially as a full-time writer/computer guy. We need to get up!
1 year, 4 months ago on Why I’m Not Writing a Book This Year
JayBaer Especially as they age...
My most sincere condolences. Haunting words for me as well, as I've gone nuts with four books in three years. While I have good health (touch wood), I am not going to write a book this year because I need more balance in my life.
DanielMilstein Thanks, Daniel. We all face uncertainties; some companies and people are just better at handling them than others.
1 year, 5 months ago on Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook and the Gang of Four
Good stuff, Alan. Relationships are very fluid, as you point out. Maybe marriage counseling will be a 2012 plank in your company's platform!
1 year, 5 months ago on 12 Most Essential Principles For A Long and Happy Marriage
Expect Netflix, Hulu, and other standalone products and services to be absorbed by larger companies. Rumors are swirling that Verizon will gobble up Netflix, especially since Netflix's stock price has dropped by more than 60 percent from its high. Apple's iCloud, Amazon's Fire, and Google's play in movies will make it harder and harder for video-specific sites to survive.
The Age of the Platform is here!
1 year, 5 months ago on 12 Most Timely Predictions for 2012 from 12 Thought Leaders
Interesting that part of the book was in a way crowdsourced with the most popular tweets. I'll have to check this one out. Good interview, Jay.
1 year, 5 months ago on Can You Stand Out and Brand Against the Machine
Interesting take, Jay. I never really thought about that. I'll have to let that stew in my head.
1 year, 6 months ago on History Repeats – Facebook is the new AOL
JayBaer Quite the question... We like to be tactical. We like to check boxes. It's easier to fill out a spreadsheet than it is to change a mind-set. What do you think?
1 year, 6 months ago on Social Business Is About Actions Not Words