The New New Economy
Chris Anderson writes that the era of the big conglomerates is gone. Cash-strapped and debt-laden giants have buckled, their talent fleeing for smaller firms where interesting things get done. In its place, small and nimble startups thrive from infinite opportunities presented by cloud computing and the webification of supply chain. Involuntary entrepreneurship is creating numerous startups and a market for freelance contract talent.
When the ash settles, how will the future enterprise emerge? Giants supported by startups? Radically disaggregated units – small pieces, loosely joined?