The Rise of the Nerd

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Ever wonder what happened to the Nerds from High School?
You're working for them now! Take a look at how we broke down the The Rise of the Nerd from Outcast to Insider.

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  • @BrentBrewington Thanks Brent! Love the nerdiness, and you're definitely right. This was more a jokey point than anything. However, while it might not be statistically rigorous the relationship could be indicative of a much broader trend. As the nerds and their once fringe hobby entered into the mainstream, the general acceptance of their other hobbies followed a similar trajectory. We actually wrote an article on this that might shed more light on our thought process behind the slide: http://bit.ly/NerdPost
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  • I LOVE THIS. One criticism I have, though, is the chart of adoption of computers vs. readership of comic books. Correlation does not imply causation. What is the causal link between computers and comic books, and how is that relationship more significant than other factors. Statistical commentary by a tried and true Quality nerd :)
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  • Which of the types mentioned would note the absence of the 'e' in slide 5? Would it be obsessive of me to point it out?
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  • you know, of all the worthy subjects out there, I think this was sorely needed. more than i'm willing to admit. :0
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  • We are all Nerds, it is our goal in live to reach Nerdwana.
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The Rise of the Nerd

  1. NERD?WHAT EXACTLY IS A
  2. FUN FACT:The first documented useof the word “nerd” was inDr. Seuss’s 1950 book If IRan The ZooWell,  he  certainly  doesn’t  look  like  the  athletic  type.
  3. A NERD IS EQUAL PARTS:INTELLIGENT AWKWARDOBSSESSIVE
  4. NERDGEEK DORKDWEEBINTELLIGENCE AWKWARDNESSOBSESSIVNESS
  5. COOL!WHY BEING A NERD IS NOW
  6. Clark KentCIRCA 1985Decidedly Uncool
  7. Clark KentCIRCA 2013Incredibly Cool
  8. If  I  had  a  quarter  for  every  time  I  got  bullied  in  high-­school  I’d  be  rich!But  you  are  rich!Also,  what’s  a  quarter?ALL THE CEOs ARENERDS!
  9. 2%Percentage of Tech Professionals* onForbes List of 400 Richest People1985201325%*AKA “Nerds”
  10. NERDY ISthe new sexy
  11. Dreamy?WAIT. THIS KID IS CONSIDEREDand  he’s  posing  with  a    Nintendo  DS?
  12. ROckstarCIRCA 1985Instrument  of  Choice:  Guitar
  13. ROckstarCIRCA 2013Instrument  of  Choice:  MacBook
  14. NERDSARE CREATINGCulture
  15. 1980 1990 2000 2010051013201319800510131980 1990 2000 2010 20131980306090VS.# OF MOVIES BASEDON COMIC BOOKS% ADOPTION RATEOF COMPUTERS
  16. 1980 1990 2000 2010051013201319800510131980 1990 2000 2010 20131980306090VS.# OF MOVIES BASEDON COMIC BOOKS% ADOPTION RATEOF COMPUTERSCoincidence?I THINK NOT!
  17. ONE RING11 OSCARS
  18. Comic COnCIRCA 1970This  was  the  only  picture  of  a  girl  I  could  find
  19. Comic COnCIRCA 2012Had  no  trouble  finding  these  though...
  20. Get In TOUCH!646.374.8771sales@group8a.comgroup8a.comWANNA MEET SOME MARKETING NERDS?
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