IMBY is the opposite of NIMBY.
Sometimes it is surprising to find out what is in your own community. Just the other day, for the very first time, I heard about lynda.com. I have no idea where I heard of it. Yet, it has been here for years, since the mid-90s, living in Ojai, Ventura, and Carpenteria. Amazing.
As someone who has been in education for many years, I was pleasantly surprised, and delighted when I went to their site. Watching the videos of Lynda and Bill, co-founders of lynda.com, I enjoyed the fact that these are real people, down-to-earth and creative. Makes me want to change job venues!
We also have Sage Publications in Newbury Park, an academic publishing company with a wide array of publications in varied areas. We also have Amgen in the same town, and nearby, in different areas, the now-defunct Countrywide.
Besides some interesting (to me) corporations, we also have a few movie stars and other famous people. Four miles from where I live is the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library; in Thousand Oaks we have Ms. Hailee Steinfeld who starred as Mattie in the Koen Brothers version of True Grit.
Wow – all this over my back fence!