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Investing in the Future w/ Dr. Roger Blackwell: Insights on Real Estate, AI, and the Workforce

Season 1, Ep. 415

In this engaging conversation, we take a deep dive into diverse topics like real estate trends, the influence of AI on job displacement, and the evolving structure of the workforce. Our guest, Dr. Roger Blackwell, a former marketing professor and acclaimed author, shares valuable insights on macroeconomic trends and their impact on the real estate market. We also touch base on how the economy is expected to behave with the advancements in AI and the importance of personal growth in this fast-paced world. Educational values, the shifting middle-class paradigm, and current demographic trends also make a crucial part of our discussion. Tune in for a broad perspective on how the future of investing is shaping up.


00:00 Introduction and Overview

00:12 The Taylor Swift Effect on Real Estate

00:40 Investing in Real Estate: Long-term Perspective

01:44 Economic Predictions for the Upcoming Year

02:07 Challenges in Commercial Real Estate

02:46 The Impact of Interest Rates on Real Estate

03:18 Exploring Other Investment Sectors

03:35 The Future of Real Estate Investing

04:56 The Importance of Networking in Investing

06:10 The Shift to Alternative Investments

06:44 Interview with Dr. Roger Blackwell

07:35 Understanding the Impact of Macroeconomic Trends

08:48 The Role of Inflation in the Economy

14:44 The Impact of AI and Technological Advancements on the Workforce

16:45 The Importance of Adapting to Technological Changes

19:47 Focused Education and Job Opportunities

21:46 The Importance of Education and Diligence

21:53 Success Stories: From Janitor to Engineer, From Poverty to Neurosurgery

22:17 The Prosperity Paradox: Understanding Economic Mobility

23:27 The Power of Focused Education and Skill Sets

24:23 The Changing Landscape of White Collar and Blue Collar Jobs

25:52 The Rise of Automation and the Role of Human Workers

32:36 Investing in Essential Services and Solving Societal Problems

35:39 The Impact of Population Trends on Workforce and Economy

40:08 The Role of Family Stability and Education in Prosperity

42:02 The Importance of Facts Over Opinions in Education

42:22 Final Thoughts: The Power of Planning and Kindness


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