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Marketplaces Are Eating Firms

by Josh Breinlinger, TechCrunch
November 22, 2014

If software is eating the world, then marketplaces are one of the agents of destruction.  Marketplaces are eating every type of firm on the planet. Let’s look at where the feasting is happening. With the majority of the work going to individual freelancers rather than small agencies around the world, oDesk is killing the traditional outsourcing firm. UpCounsel is...[Click to read more]

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The Uberization of Marketplaces: Five to Watch in 2015

by Xenios Thrasyvoulou, Wired.com
November 21, 2014

Marketplaces are some of the toughest businesses to build, but also some of the most defensible once established. Complex and multi-dimensional, they need to be continuously refined and honed in order to reach critical mass. However with the on-boarding of supply exploding, (from second hand items, home cooked meals, spare beds, gig workers) reverse network...[Click to read more]

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Creating a Culture of Collaboration: Q&A with Jason Fried

by Dawn Reiss, CollaborateMeetings.com
May 1, 2014

When he co-founded 37signals, a Chicago-based software firm, in 1999, Jason Fried had no idea he’d become The New York Times bestselling co-author of “Rework,” a book about starting and running a “right-sized” business.” Three years after the book’s release, Fried and his founding partner, David Hansson (who lives in Denmark), co-authored another book, “Remote:...[Click to read more]