The citizen-for-hire taxi service Uber raised $1.2 billion dollars that put it at a $17 billion valuation.
This should remind us that in the connection economy, value is waiting to be unlocked in the simplest of everyday activities. What used to just be a journal or small ‘zine can now easily become a million-dollar blog. Stars are born overnight for posting rather spartan YouTube videos.
This extends beyond the creative arts. There’s a market now for your passenger seat or a place at your table.
The mundane now has a market.