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blackbootz  ·  888 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Real Reason Your City Has No Money

What did you think? In this article that you link, Bloomberg makes a recommendation through his twitter to listen to this Econ talk episode. I'm really glad I did.

too long; didn't listen? First off, listen to it. Just straight up stimulating stuff (although I'm not a huge fan of the Econ talk podcast host, but that's personal). And secondly, the answer is ultimately what our intuitions tell us: difficult to generalize innovations that are started bottom up. But it's more interesting than that.

snoodog  ·  882 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I listened to the econ talk. It was interesting I like their ideas, i'm just not sure how they would go about implementing. The curse of the engineer that has a great solution to a problem that he/she is not actually in charge of addressing (happens to me all the time).

Btw steve your comment and my comment made the podcast this week:

Looks like chuck or rachel found hubski. Maybe we could invite them to do a Q&A session. mk cgod what do you think?

steve  ·  882 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I feel so famous....

thenewgreen  ·  882 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I reached out to them via twitter :)

blackbootz  ·  881 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What do you mean?

thenewgreen  ·  881 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I mean I DM'd them on twitter that there was a nice conversation happening on Hubski around their content. And shared the link w them.

Devac  ·  881 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I like to think that by DM you meant being a Dungeon Master for them. :P

thenewgreen  ·  881 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Of course that's what I meant. What else would it mean?

Devac  ·  881 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dank Memes? I don't know, I'm not on a twittamagig.

blackbootz  ·  881 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That was you! :D

So yea, there's all this awareness on Strong Town's part of the conversation on hubski, between their articles and podcasts. I was wondering what brought their awareness to us. It's funny how we have all these social media and it never occurs for me to use it.

thenewgreen  ·  881 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Back when I had more time, I used to do it all the time for two reasons: 1. Often an author of a piece would stop by. 2. It's nice for the creator of content to get feedback, even if its from a small corner of the internet. These people work hard to create their sites, blogs etc. It's nice to let them know that their work is appreciated.

blackbootz  ·  881 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Couldn't agree more. And it's great to see how buzzed they are about our conversations. Win-win.