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  • “Brand value” In The Title Industry

    When one thinks of “brands” the firms one normally thinks of are Coke, P&G or perhaps Apple. And that’s borne out in Interbrand’s ranking of the top 100 global brand names. I was a tad surprised that Wells Fargo and Quicken, probably the biggest brands in the mortgage industry didn’t make it to the Interbrand [...]

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  • The Term Big Data Seems To Be Everywhere That One Looks

    Big Data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it… nobody really knows how to do it… everyone thinks everyone else is doing it…. so everyone claims they are doing it!

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  • A Digression On Brand Value

    “I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace and propelled by compressible flow.” – Neil Armstrong There are some libertarians today who question the entire man-on-the-moon Apollo project of the 1960s.  They ask: [...]

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  • Top 10 Questions For 2014

    Calculated Risk is my #1 source for all matters related to economics and housing. And it should be yours, too! Thank you, Bill and Tanta (RIP) for all of the effort and energy you’ve put into making Calculated Risk what it is today. Every year-end, Bill creates a list of the 10 most important economic [...]

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