It is, by now, a familiar narrative: technology has opened up paths for the little Davids of the world to take down the Goliaths.
As , there are far more startups today than there used to be.
So we put the question to a team of expert panelists at our recent Innovation Hub live event: What's going on here?
explains The End of Big: How the Digital Revolution Makes David the New Goliath.
"It sure beats having a boss," he adds.
"Oftentimes people go to companies as a signal. I worked at GE myself when I graduated. Having GE on a resume was worthwhile because you thought that was going to signal to the marketplace that you had some qualities," says of . Now, though, you can advertise your skills in the marketplace directly by creating your own software or app — and you don't need the GE middle man anymore.
"The GEs of the world are saying, 'How do I attract the best talent?' and the best talent says 'Why would I want to work for you when I can do my own thing?'" Lakhani explains.