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Kamran Rosen

Writer and Futurist

Location icon United States

I began my career in projection as a data analyst for the NerdWallet mortgage team—using U.S. Census Bureau data on income, working age population, and housing permits to create insights on homebuying trends. I later transitioned to a role at The Hustle—a San Francisco based newsletter with 400k readers that covered all things startup and business. This led to writing positions at the Morning Brew, The Motley Fool, Business Insider, Forbes, LifeHacker and copywriting for several brands.

Through my experience I've developed an expertise in predicting future societal behavior, stemming from advancements in micro-transactions and digital simulations. I've covered the future of simulated sports, cryptocurrency in real estate, and shifting paradigms in the worlds of education and retail.

I enjoy opportunities to indulge my love of the basketball and politics in my writing, and the occasional Haiku on the subway.

My Podcast: https://www.letstalkaboutrace.net/
My YouTube Series: https://www.youtube.com/c/basement_dwellers

Portfolio

Client Reviews

Client Reviews
Steph Wei - Marketing Consultant

Kamran was a great team member who worked well cross functionally with a variety of both peers and managers. He is a good listener and takes direction well, but also demonstrated an ability to solve for problems independently when there was limited direction. He iterates quickly and has often come up with solutions we had not previously explored. He was a great culture fit and would make a great addition to any team

Client Reviews
Nik Sharma - CEO Sharma Brands

I was connected with Kamran through a colleague to help with writing our branded content marketing strategy. As both a copywriter and general writer, he's been excellent at crafting content based on the particular needs of the assignment. He's written short-form lifestyle pieces for TheQuench, hint's owned-and-operated blog, as well as long-form articles about Kara Goldin, hint's foudner & CEO, and Hint as a company. He's easy to communicate with and takes direction easily. I highly recommend...

Client Reviews
Jan Jepsen - Growth Marketer at Ro

Kamran is an exceptionally skilled writer - and interviewer! He has a real ability to find interesting stories and angles and always thinks in headlines first. That way, his work is coherent and well put together, all the the way from feed to article (via headline).

Client Reviews
Chris Granwehr

I’ve had the pleasure of managing Kamran in a remote freelance capacity for several SEO projects. The quality of both his well-researched content as well as his deep understanding of SEO makes him a very streamlined writing asset, needing little to no guidance or oversight. In addition, he's a very good communicator and would recommend him for any projects requiring a high level of quality

Client Reviews
Jamie Lee- Sr. Executive Administrator At Samsung Ads

Kamran was a pleasure to work with. He is very thoughtful and thorough in his research, and is able to produce articles that are informative, insightful, yet succinct. He puts in a lot of integrity in his work and will make time to communicate and share any input he finds important. His contribution has been invaluable.

Client Reviews
Marcus Chan - Director of Content At NerdWallet

Kamran is a joy to work with -- he brings a strategic mind, collaborative personality and tireless work ethic. With Kamran, you also get someone with an insatiable appetitive to learn, willingness to leave his comfort zone and relentless desire to improve. Any employer that places a high value on ambition, creativity, initiative and risk-taking should give Kamran serious consideration

Futurism and Data Driven Writing

Forbes
Europe Completes Its First Ever Blockchain Real Estate Sale for €6.5 Million

Last week, the AnnA Villa in Paris made history by becoming the first ever European property to be sold entirely via blockchain transaction. The luxury building, located in the city's Boulogne-Billancourt district, was valued at €6.5 million, and was sold to French real estate companies, Sapeb Immobilier and Valorcim.

Attention FWD
11/12/2020
2020: Lost Year of Schooling or Year One in a New Era of Education?

Kamran Rosen / Nov 12, 2020 A computer science certificate from Google. Math lessons taught by Kevin Hart. Virtual reality art classes. These aren't just hypothetical innovations in education, they're real, unintended benefits catalyzed by the worldwide shutdown of schools.

NerdWallet
Millennials and Homebuying: Myths and Reality

NerdWallet is a free tool to find you the best credit cards, cd rates, savings, checking accounts, scholarships, healthcare and airlines. Start here to maximize your rewards or minimize your interest rates.

The Motley Fool
01/09/2019
U.S. Economy Could Lose Up to $13 Billion a Month Due to Government Shutdown

The Ascent is reader-supported: we may earn a commission from offers on this page. It's how we make money. But our editorial integrity ensures our experts' opinions aren't influenced by compensation. While Americans everywhere anxiously await news on the partial government shutdown, one question in particular looms on many people's minds: how does this affect me?

The Hustle
08/21/2017
Millennials Are Tuning In To Snapchat

Look, you came to this site because you saw something cool. But here's the deal. This site is actually a daily email that covers the important news in business, tech, and culture. So, if you like what you're reading, give the email a try.

NerdWallet
02/01/2016
Which Super Bowl Team's Stadium Has the Best Mortgage?

With more than 100 million fans expected to tune in to watch Super Bowl 50 on TV, and attendees paying thousands of dollars to be at the game in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday, all the excitement puts a spotlight on football's status as a mega-business - a $45-billion-a-year one.

Attention FWD
07/25/2019
Tips, Tokenization and The Micropurchase Economy | Attention FWD

Kamran Rosen / Jul 25, 2019 The kicker? The game is free to play. Fortnite shines as an example of the business of the future, one that operates on micropayments and micropurchases. As of last June, 68.8% of the game's users were "in-game purchasers" cumulatively spending over one billion dollars-in increments from five to twelve dollars apiece-on character upgrades such as skins, avatars, and celebration dances.

Mic
12/29/2013
5 Incredible Art Movements That Exploded After the Arab Spring

Back in 2011, the Arab world was rocked by protests and upheaval. Unrest in the region is hardly past-tense, and the countries that saw the fall of long-time dictators are still facing their respective political challenges. Still, after the fall of...

The Hustle
09/04/2015
How One Professor's Lecture Launched a Food Movement

Look, you came to this site because you saw something cool. But here's the deal. This site is actually a daily email that covers the important news in business, tech, and culture. So, if you like what you're reading, give the email a try.

Forbes
Data Centers Present Rare Bright Spot For Tumbling REIT Stocks

Following a very strong 2019, where total returns for all publicly traded REITs rose 28.07%, the industry came tumbling down in January as the effects of Covid isolation set in. According to an end-of-quarter report by REIT industry association NAREIT, REITs as a whole saw losses of 25.4% in the first quarter of 2020, with trends in troubled segments like "regional malls' posting losses as high as 60.4%.

Attention FWD
07/25/2019
Retail Singularity and The Speed of Choice | Attention FWD

If studies are to be believed, it's not intrinsic to the nature of brick-and-mortar. Consumers in fact are more likely to be satisfied if they shop with a combination of online and in-store - compared to doing either alone.

NerdWallet
10/19/2015
In These 15 Metro Areas, You Can Afford a Home on a $50,000 Income

Across the country, the homeownership rate has sunk to a level not seen since the 1960s. For many, especially millennials and other age groups, too, the biggest obstacle to buying a home is a perceived lack of affordability. In 2013, Fannie Mae found that 58% of renters earning from $25,000 to $50,000 thought getting a mortgage would be "difficult."

The Motley Fool
02/14/2019
2019 Tax Returns Are Down -- What States Could Be Impacted Most?

The Ascent is reader-supported: we may earn a commission from offers on this page. It's how we make money. But our editorial integrity ensures our experts' opinions aren't influenced by compensation. The data from the first week of 2019 tax filings are in, and it's not looking good.

Business Insider
01/01/2021
5 easy tips that could save you hundreds when booking vacation rentals

The sharing economy has exploded in the hospitality market, with companies like Airbnb, HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and others posting over 4 million listings in the past year. Before you decide which vacation rental service is right for your next trip, do some investigating.

The Hustle
09/21/2017
Webmasters Gone Wild

Look, you came to this site because you saw something cool. But here's the deal. This site is actually a daily email that covers the important news in business, tech, and culture. So, if you like what you're reading, give the email a try.

Forbes
You Can Buy The Private Island From Fyre Festival For $11.8 Million

Unless you don't engage in any social media or streaming services whatsoever, you've likely heard of the colossal failure that was Fyre Festival. Promoting a video featuring A-list models partying on a private Caribbean island (touted as having been owned by Pablo Escobar), Fyre festival founder Billy McFarland and partner Ja Rule sold thousands of tickets on the promise of an island paradise "on the boundaries of impossible."

Forbes
What You Can Learn About Selling Homes From One Of America's Top Celebrity Realtors

He's been ranked Los Angeles's top realtor-and with over $6.5 billion in residential real estate sales-it's hard to argue with his track record. Aaron Kirman, the current President of the Estates Division at Compass, and star of the show Listing Impossible, has made a name for himself over the last two decades selling some of the most luxurious houses in the country-from Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House, to the $65 million Danny Thomas Estate.

NerdWallet
05/11/2015
Best Places for Millennial Job Seekers in Colorado

Colorado is a natural fit if you're a millennial looking for work. Jobs are plentiful across multiple sectors, and you'll find no shortage of other people your age to meet, mingle and network with. As of 2013, millennials make up over a quarter of the state population, according to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

Forbes
Where The Top Democratic Primary Candidates Call Home

From Joe Biden's 6,850-square-foot mansion overlooking a pond in Wilmington, Delaware, to Mayor Peter Buttigieg's twice-mortgaged fixer-upper in South Bend, Indiana, the homes of the Democratic nominees can tell us a lot about them. With a record 24 candidates headed into this week's debates, every extra bit of information to help understand and differentiate these individuals is worth noting.

News Clips

NerdWallet
02/17/2015
Net Neutrality - FCC Regulation Could Cost Consumers $6 Billion

As the Federal Communications Commission prepares to vote Feb. 26 on a proposal to regulate the Internet as a public utility under Title II, all eyes are on the costs of so-called net neutrality - the idea of an open Internet where companies treat all traffic on their broadband networks equally.

Mic
10/29/2013
Vermont Wants to Be the First State With Universal Health Care

With all the confusion and technical difficulties that have plagued the launch of President Obama's health care exchange, it's not surprising to hear one state is seeking to bypass bugs and partisan bickering and take health care into its own...

Forbes
The 43 Million Strong Voting Block Biden And Sanders Can't Ignore This Super Tuesday

With a third of Democratic delegates casting their vote today, Super Tuesday is set to hopefully provide voters with some clarity in a primary that has notably been devoid of it. With the remaining candidates pulling together every coalition of voters they can in efforts to rise to the top of the party, voting blocs are more powerful than ever.

The Hustle
04/10/2017
Giving the squeaky tweet some grease

Look, you came to this site because you saw something cool. But here's the deal. This site is actually a daily email that covers the important news in business, tech, and culture. So, if you like what you're reading, give the email a try.

Sidelinesources
07/18/2020
Teammates Say LaMelo Ball Is The Real Deal

After being selected #3 by the Charlotte Hornets, the youngest Ball brother, LaMelo Ball, finally enters the NBA. With 5.5 million followers and a reality show, Ball is arguably the most famous draft prospect since LeBron James. This hasn't always been positive, though.

NerdWallet
06/15/2015
Best Places to Live in Texas

6.3k read last month It has a reputation for barbecue, wide-open spaces and thriving cities, but Texas is best known for its size. Indeed, the largest state in the continental U.S. not only trumps others in land mass, but it is also No. 2 in the nation when it comes to population and population growth.

Basketball Network
11/15/2020
5 Underrated Basketball Documentaries To Stream Right Now If You Liked 'The Last Dance' |...

Dropping right in the moment in quarantine when the basketball world most needed a pick-me-up, The Last Dance captivated fans everywhere. It shattered ESPN records- averaging 5.6 million views per episode. The only problem? It didn't reveal that much new information. When it comes to basketball's best player ever, every detail has already been extensively documented.

Sidelinesources
07/18/2020
Everything You Need to Know About The NBA's Split-Schedule Season

So, this NBA season is a bit different than normal. Apparently, there's a pandemic going on or something. A lot is happening, so before we give you the in-depth analysis on this season's wonkiness, we're going to plug you into the basketball Matrix to do a quick download on everything you need to know about the upcoming 2020-21 season.

Personal Finance

NerdWallet
08/26/2015
Is Your School District Worth Your Mortgage? South Carolina's Top 10

The best schools don't always have to be in the priciest areas. South Carolina is proof that there are communities that offer the perfect combination of affordable living and a great education. The best public school districts typically have high graduation rates, with most students going to college.

The Motley Fool
01/31/2019
How to Manage Your Money Like an NFL Player

With the Super Bowl happening this Sunday, it's easy to get swept up in football career fantasies: making the game winning drive, hoisting up the Lombardi trophy, and driving off to your mansion to party care-free with millions in cash lying around. But fantasies are just that: fantasies.

Business Insider
01/01/2021
3 ways to get started as an investor for as little as $500

Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, like American Express, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. We've all heard it: The best way to make money is to have money.

NerdWallet
12/15/2015
Best Places for Young Families in Northern California

Northern California has a reputation for pricey living, but young families are still finding affordable homes and good public schools in the suburbs of Sacramento and Fresno, as well as areas east of San Francisco. Half of the 10 best places for young families in Northern California are clustered in suburbs of the state capital, NerdWallet found.

Insider
01/02/2021
Saving money is a good start, but where you keep those savings can matter even more

Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. One of the best ways to save money is to earn interest on the money you've already saved.

The Motley Fool
02/15/2019
5 Concrete Steps to Start 2019 on a Good Foot Financially

With 2019 in full swing, many New Year's resolutioners are finding themselves emptying their closets, hitting the gym, and, most importantly, examining their personal budgets. However, while "saving more" and being savvy with one's finances are great aspirations, they can often feel abstract.

Two Cents
10/09/2020
What to Do If Your Credit Card Application Was Rejected

Being denied for a credit card can feel like flunking a test, but it usually just means your current income and credit profile needs to be matched with a card that better suits you. If this happens to you, you're also not alone-roughly 15% of credit card applicants are rejected, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's most recent data.

Reviews

Insider
01/02/2021
Southwest's premium credit card carries a $149 annual fee, but it's sign-up bonus is worth $600...

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. With 20% back on in-flight purchases and 2 points for every dollar spent on Southwest flights and partner hotel and car rentals, the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card is an excellent card for those loyal the airline.

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