The introduction of property rights with strong guarantees would certainly improve the situation for creators on the web. But in addition the legal structure of the platforms themselves also needs to be rethought.
The company of the future topic (which I recently tackled here and here) sticks around. Why a second follow-up? Because I just came across a paper (PDF) by (the highly esteemed!) Yochai Benkler. It goes by the title Peer production, the commons, and the future of the firm so it naturally grabbed my attention, particularly for the…… Continue reading Yochai Benkler on the Company of the Future (follow-up)
This week I wrote an essay, examining how the company of the future might look like. After dissecting six trends which I assume are indicative of said future, I eventually arrived at a (rough) outline: Our company of the future will be rather small as it has a comparably narrow scope. On the other hand, it will be…… Continue reading Follow-up: Challenges for The Company of the Future
A week ago I wrote about the the Small/Big Dualism of Networked, Decentralized Systems. In there, I talked about some of the ‘gig economy platforms’ like Uber or AirBnB (I dubbed them aggregators in conformity with the article’s theme). Because I took a broad, systemic view in the piece I remained very neutral. I wrote: If we…… Continue reading On Pushback Against Gig Economy Platforms
Hypothesis: Once the entities of a system are highly networked, the system lends itself to decentralization. At this stage, being decentralized is suddenly more efficient than a centralized structure. In case you are aware of studies or writing on this issue I’m highly interested (regardless of domain)!