Four years ago, Facebook announced that they were decamping to Menlo Park from their longstanding home of Palo Alto. Just last month, the company finally cut the ribbons on a beautiful 430,000-square foot building and the effect on the prices of surrounding real estate has been profound.
In the last two years, median home prices in East Palo Alto are up 75.6%, and Menlo Park up 41.9%.
Extreme success results from an extreme personality and comes at the cost of many other things. These people tend to be freaks and misfits who were forced to experience the world in an unusually challenging way. Other people consider them to be somewhat insane.
Be obsessed. Be obsessed. Be obsessed.
If you're not obsessed, then stop what you're doing and find whatever does obsess you!