The Credit Crisis and my Foray into Blogging

I’ve toyed with the idea of starting a blog for years now—I’m about opinionated as it gets—but I’ve never taken the leap and I’m not the type to do something halfway.  Anyway, three things came together to finally compel me to stop being lazy and start writing:

First, we have the election and housing bubble—two things I’m very passionate about.  I’ve been ranting about the housing bubble for years (since a number of my old high school buddies making $40K a year started buying $700,000 houses), but now when I talk about being a housing cynic people assume I’m the guy following the “sky is falling” trend.  Too bad I didn’t start my blog a few years ago so I had some proof.

Second, I’m starting to realize that writing a blog could enhance the brand of “me.”  I’m not saying this in a narcissistic way, but as some of my favorite people down in the South Bay (Guy Kawasaki, Dave McClure, Robert Scoble) have pointed out, a blog is a great way to standout from the crowd while showing some intelligence and personality.

Third, it all catalyzed when I saw this contest on SlideShare to do a presentation on the financial crisis.  It was that chance to make a scathing presentation that lots of people would see that I was waiting for, so I spent a Saturday putting together my entry, which you can see below.  I was pretty pleased with how it came out, and I decided it was great material to start my blog with.

So for my first content, here is my presentation on the credit crisis.

If you don’t go through the pres, I can sum it up pretty quickly.

•    These collapses happen all the time
•    People from all walks of life hold responsibility
•    Nearly all politicians are at fault, from all parties
•    Many people did see this coming
•    Democrats, stop just blaming the Republicans
•    Republicans, stop just blaming the Democrats

Hope you liked it..more to come

~ by chrishulls on October 19, 2008.

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