Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Rise of the Micro-Niche in the Great Recession

We’ve been discussing how the Great Recession started out as a massive credit collapse, resulting in a deflationary cascade.  With declining wealth, incomes and revenues, people and corporations have had to embrace some extreme cost-cutting measures.  As a result, the … Continue reading

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How Technology is Driving the Massive Restructuring of Employment

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been exploring the massive restructuring of employment occurring today — how traditional, full-time jobs with benefits are disappearing, while various forms of self employment are rising.  Confirming these trends is this report by … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Virtual Startup in the Great Recession

As more and more traditional, full-time jobs disappear, more and more people will find work as soloists (freelancers, independent contractors, etc.).  As a result, a funny thing happens to companies:  they become much more dynamic and fluid.  Instead of spending … Continue reading

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Climbing the New Career Ladder in the Great Recession

Last post, we discussed how to get started in the new, self-employment-based careers of the Great Recession.  In today’s post, we’ll describe this in more detail, along with the career paths available in this new environment. To get an idea … Continue reading

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