Newspapers are just the headline. Cool graph.
The most important story in this graph isn’t the trajectory of the bubbles, but their relative size, which represents the number of jobs in each industry. The industries that added the most jobs, according to the analysis, were “internet, hospitals & healthcare, health, wellness & fitness, and oil & energy.” The housing bubble industries — notably, banking and construction — and demand-sensitive sectors like retail, warehousing, and restaurants, had the worst losses.
» via The Atlantic
A striking point. It doesn’t matter is large enterprises adopt consumerization internally at all if a large wave of workers are technically external. Their employee-owned Apple Store purchases are the enterprise devices.
A generation of 1099 independents, as opposed to W2 permanents, by definition is a Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) workforce.
These workers are buying computers individually, not negotiating 10000 seat contracts with Microsoft and Dell.
It’s been called the Gig Economy, Freelance Nation, the Rise of the Creative Class, and the e-conomy, with the “e” standing for electronic, entrepreneurial, or perhaps eclectic. Everywhere we look, we can see the U.S.workforce undergoing a massive change. No longer do we work at the same company for 25 years, waiting for the gold watch, expecting the benefits and security that come with full-time employment. We’re no longer simply lawyers, or photographers, or writers. Instead, we’re part-time lawyers-cum- amateur photographers who write on the side.
Today, careers consist of piecing together various types of work, juggling multiple clients, learning to be marketing and accounting experts, and creating offices in bedrooms/coffee shops/coworking spaces. Independent workers abound. We call them freelancers, contractors, sole proprietors, consultants, temps, and the self-employed.
And, perhaps most surprisingly, many of them love it.
Read more at The Atlantic