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Old 05-03-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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Top 10

1. New York
2. Toronto
3. San Francisco
4. Stockholm
5. Sydney
6. London
7. Chicago
8. Paris
9. Singapore
10. Hong Kong


Cities of Opportunity: Detailed study of the world
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:44 PM
 
Location: An Island off the coast of North America
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With 3 cities in the top 10, looks like America is still the land of opportunity.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:44 PM
 
Location: NY/FL
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You left out the other 16 cities on the list. The U.S. dominates the top 15 with 5 U.S. cities

1. New York
2. Toronto
3. San Francisco
4. Stockholm
5. Sydney
6. London
7. Chicago
8. Paris
9. Singapore
10. Hong Kong

11. Houston
12. Los Angeles
13. Berlin
14. Tokyo
15. Madrid
16. Seoul
17. Beijing
18. Abu Dhabi
19. Shanghai
20. Mexico City
21. Moscow
22. Santiago
23. Istanbul
24. Sao Paulo
25. Johannesburg
26. Mumbai
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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Looks like SF & Houston are on a roll. I wonder why D.C is not included in the study. It's a city of opportunity IMO.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: NY/FL
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Looks like SF & Houston are on a roll. I wonder why D.C is not included in the study. It's a city of opportunity IMO.
Was wondering the same about DC.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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Looks like SF & Houston are on a roll. I wonder why D.C is not included in the study. It's a city of opportunity IMO.
Even more impressive is that SF rated so high without the inclusion of Silicon Valley. Just went over the study and found numerous references where they clearly stated SF as separate from SV. Who knows what place (up or down?) the SF Bay Area would have taken if actually rated as a whole metro.

The reason I love this study is because it de-emphasizes the constant d*ck measuring that goes on where NYC, London, and Paris always come out on top without question, primarily because of sheer size, with people acting as if there is no discussion. Instead, this study has taken a holistic approach and has broken it down to ten important criteria and weighed each of them accordingly:

-Intellectual capital and innovation
-Technology readiness
-Transportation and infrastructure
-Health, safety and security
-Sustainability
-Economic Clout
-Ease of doing business
-Cost
-Demographics and livability
-Lifestyle assets

Of course NYC, London, Paris still do very, very well. However, this is how smaller but not quite Alpha++ cities like Toronto, San Francisco, Stockholm, etc., can be rationally be compared to the Big Dogs. And why no one should be surprised if a person prefers a Sydney or a Houston to a NYC or LA.

Bigger is not always better and this study goes a long way in showing this.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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The study didn't include a lot of major cities. They where pretty much hand picked. These studies are for the most part meaningless IMO
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Can you defend kdogg
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Looks like SF & Houston are on a roll. I wonder why D.C is not included in the study. It's a city of opportunity IMO.
Cool, Houston was ranked first in the world for cost of living competitive advantage and purchasing power.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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Looking at the criteria, how did LA make the list?
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