People have more opportunity to capitalize on their talents wherever they are. It’s well understood that thanks to cloud services, internet commerce and viral marketing, entrepreneurs have the means to build disruptive companies from just about anywhere — like New York City, Bangalore, London and Helsinki. What’s less understood is how the rise of the “on-demand economy” will continue to push how people think about the notion of employment. Will people have greater and greater freedom to decide how to best capitalize on their time and talents? It’s something we’ll continue to track with interest.
Reflecting on 2015 and Looking Ahead to 2016

This transformation will not happen. In the age of WalMart and Costco, which exist on less than 6 percent, the idea that a marketplace platform should take 20 percent to 30 percent of worker revenue will be seen to be absurd.