Unicorns & The Second Industrial Revolution
I stumbled across the Passion Planner on Kickstarter today. It looks like a pretty cool product and I’ll probably buy one, but that’s not what I want to talk about today.
Seeing that planner made me aware that there is likely a shift coming in the skill-sets that we most desire as we seek to bring a vision to life. The term “unicorn” is used in the tech world to describe an employee that has multiple skill-sets like coding, design and user experience. As the cost of creating a product or service has decreased, the most desired employees have been those who create the technology and quickly bring ideas to life. A quick scroll through Product Hunt will illustrate the fruit of this trend. It’s amazing. New products are being created every day that solve problems we didn’t even know we had. In short, it is getting easier to get your idea out of your...
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