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So AdAge says this:


"First, millennials will soon start forming households. They have to because, sooner or later, with very few exceptions, young adults must leave their parents' home. That will reverse the declining number of households under age 45 and possibly revive the ailing housing market."

Sounds awfully confident, all this "WILL soon start forming households". For the record, I believe the Millennials will feature the lowest rate of household formation in history, and at later points than ever (meaning, get married older and older).

Why? Three reasons:

1. Growing and persistent disparity between men and women in education, career, and general "win at life" metrics (e.g., 3 women to 2 men ratio among college students);

2. Massive student debt loads amongst Millennials that are actually employed, combined with high unemployment amongst the young, which inhibits things like family formation;

3. And #1 leads to really strange behavior by both men and women, but particularly men. Basically, if yer gettin' the milk for free until well into your 30's, why buy the cow?

Yes, young adults must leave their parents' home, eventually. But that doesn't mean they'll be buyers. They may just be renters for a good long time, livin' up the bachelor life with a couple of roomies... well into their 30's. Result is low low low family formation rates.
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Is there some way we can get this guy to run for President next year?
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I agree Zac...great presence from the podium, good common sense strategy and a person you can connect with. Really connect with not just with rhetoric alone. Have you all read the recent Noonan piece on Obama? Right on point.
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In light of this story, and in light of Data Summit coming up, I'd like to ask... Who is the Stan Humphries of Trulia? Of Realtor.com? I couldn't find anyone with the title of Chief Economist at either of those companies.

Or, for that matter, I couldn't find a named Chief Economist at any of the companies that are active in the data space. CoreLogic? LPS Real Estate Group? RPR?

Any of the franchisors or big brokers have Chief Economists? If not, why not?
Homeowners, especially those who bought their houses after the real-estate bubble burst, are still having trouble accepting just how much the values of their
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Well, I'm also afraid the chief economist of the NAR has lost quite a bit of credibility during his tenure. And there isn't much we can say about his predecessor either. One reason for the lack of trust in Realtors and the reliance by the media and consumers on "unbiased 3rd parties".
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Marketers, and I r 1, do not drive social media engagement but rather encroach on it and almost all in stream marketing, regardless of how benign, is unwelcome by the greater masses. Not that marketing impedes social media but rather that it impinges itself into the stream. Walled gardens will put stream control back into the hands of the user more easily than we've seen in recent years.
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I'm halfway through +Ken Brand's book. It's quite good. Look for a review soon-ish. Oh, the book is available here: http://www.amazon.com/Less-Blah-More-Ah-Preferred/dp/0615462421/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1
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Getting this fun message trying to get Google+ on Google Chrome: The webpage at https://plus.google.com/?tab=yX might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Error 15 (net::ERR_SOCKET_NOT_CONNECTED): Unknown error.

Um, don't you guys make Chrome? Shouldn't Plus work best in that browser? :D
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Cleared cache, cookies, etc. No good. And since I can access on Safari, just not on Chrome... no idea what the trouble is.
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Okay, so Zillow just priced at $20/share for its IPO. That pegs the company valuation at $540 million.

Amusingly enough, MOVE is trading at $2.28 per share, and has a market cap of $362 million.

I'd like to say... Win The Future???
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I believe appropriate investor analysis of the value of Zillow will result in a share valuation closer to MOVE's.
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No, creating it didn't -- but I realize I have to be careful how to build prezis so that they don't make the audience go nuts.
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Applies to more than graphic design...
Anna OBrien originally shared:
 
This is from Clients From Hell and it's hilarious.
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the equivalent for web design (sort of) http://theoatmeal.com/comics/design_hell
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Friday night. Listening to some oldskool hip hop (ATCQ to be precise). Amazing how clever their lyrics are. So this here is a thread to just quote clever lyrics. :)
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Wu Tang Clan, "Triumph" -


I bomb atomically,
Socrates' philosophies
and hypothesis
can't define how I be droppin these mockeries
lyrically perform armed robbery
Flee with the lottery,
possibly they spotted me
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Now, THIS is a use for QR Codes I can see. New York City seems like the prime market for something like this. I can easily imagine shopping for some milk and eggs while waiting for the N/R...
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love this!
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Seems only right to share this on Google+, since the post is about... well, Google+:

http://7dsassociates.com/2011/07/curious-afoot-part-3-google-paradigm/
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  • NYU School of Law
  • Herricks High School
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