Saturday, October 17, 2015

bubbles: unicorns & skyscrapers

podcast: Episode 656: Bubblelicious : Planet Money : NPR
"A unicorn is a private company that is worth more than a billion dollars. And there are 140 unicorns out there right now."

book "Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst."
"... says skyscrapers are a great indicator of bubbles because it's a sign that people are really ambitious, especially if they're trying to build the tallest. It's also a sign there is easy money in the economy"
About - Vikram Mansharamani
"earned a PhD and MS from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, an MS in Political Science from MIT, and a BA from Yale University,"
"Salesforce Tower (in San Francisco)...  is going to be the tallest building west of the Mississippi."
The Salesforce Tower under construction will be the tallest in the Bay Area when completed.

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