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Posted on Mar 4, 2013

Want to ‘Change the World’? Come to San Francisco

Riviera Partners was once again tapped by the Wall Street Journal in a recent publication titled “Want to ‘Change the World?’ Come to San Francisco.” The article discusses a trend that, according to LinkedIn profiles, people who include the keywords “change the world” in their profiles are far more common in the San Francisco Bay Area than other parts of the country.

Several industry leaders weigh in as to why this trend exists, including Managing Partner Ali Behnam, who points to the Bay Area’s technology accessibility and cheaper costs as factors driving forces. “There are few places in the world where a developer or a single individual can make a huge impact,” he said.

(WSJ) - Silicon Valley dreams bigger than the rest of the country, according to an analysis of LinkedIn profiles.

People who include the keywords “change the world” in their professional profiles on the business-networking site are far more common in the San Francisco Bay Area than in Greater New York or Los Angeles, Venture Capital Dispatch found. Out of about 8,300 people in the U.S. who use “change the world” in their profiles, 11.5% reside in the Bay Area, 10% in greater New York and 6% in Los Angeles.

Compared with the total number of LinkedIn profiles in each region, San Francisco has twice as many such profiles in its area as do New York and L.A. The amount of change-the-world profiles is still a tiny percentage out of the millions in the three urban areas.

Read the full article here...

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