Speaking Of Berkeley


#21

Most Cal students come from out of town. Berkeley and even Oakland are just teeny tinny towns. I can’t imagine most of them want to stick around a college town in lieu of better economic opportunities elsewhere. I actually met quite a few Cal grads in Silicon Valley back in the days. They just endure the same maddening traffic like the rest of us. :slight_smile:


#22

These make sense for startups. But with all the big companies trying to expand to places like SJ downtown(Google?), north/east of SJC or even Oakland (Uber?) it’d be easier to build out a presence in Berkeley and suck all the new grads. Like Pittsburg (CMU), Cambridge (MIT), etc. I guess Uber’s Oakland plan was similar…


#23

Pittsburg is a cautionary tale. Despite having a top 3 CS department it has no tech companies to show for it. Even MIT doesn’t have that many. The only big startup I know founded by MIT grads is Dropbox, right here in San Francisco.

I think Dublin and Pleasanton have better chances than Berkeley and even Oakland.


#24

Speaks to the allure and desirability of the Bay Area once again…all the toys are here (jobs and fun)


#25

There are only 2 places in America suitable to find a tech startup: 1) SV 2) SF. The rest are long shots.


#26

Seattle begs to differ… :slight_smile: where world’s No.1 and No.2 richest persons call home.


#27

How many more can you name besides those 2? Zillow???


#28

Nothing big in Seattle besides MSFT and AMZN, and MSFT is in long term decline.

Come to think about it, I don’t think Seattle can rival the breath and depth of Bay Area, ever.

Our biggest challenger will come from China. Speaking of Bay Area there is a new Bay Area: the Guangdong Bay Area, that has 9 cities in the Pearl river delta, including heavy weights like Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. It’s the new buzzword when I was in Hong Kong. And they explicitly mentioned the San Francisco Bay Area as competitor.


#29

Aww… that was my motherland. Now come to think about it maybe i shouldn’t have left (I didn’t have a choice… my parents made the decision for me).


#30

Come on, you ain’t complaining are you???:slight_smile:


#31

I am. Grass is always greener on the other side!


#32

Tough crowd…:slight_smile:


#33

#34

Hi, yes, I would like to sell all of my properties and exchange to properties in Berkeley. Do I love Cal? No. The hippies? No. I have my reasons…


#35

If Berkeley women want the legal right to go topless, what will Oakland and San Francisco do?

But I think you are smart to invest in cities with a lot of topless women. That could mean low crime rate and safe neighborhood.


#36

Doubt it. Farther out you go, fewer companies. There are definitely a lot of companies in Oakland, though they may be on the smaller/startup side.


#37

Geez louise… Who the heck wants 100 men whistling at you while you walk down the block.


#38

Wow…impressive @Terri:wink:


#39

#40

Pretty nice for just a tad over 1M…