“What does the future of entrepreneurship look like? Hastings and Saperstein give us a happy roadmap in The Interconnected Individual. This is a business book for the individual, not the cubicle drone or the linear thinking manager. It’s a business book for the mid-21st century, a future where middlemen, bureaucrats, banks, corporations, and even governments yield to radical decentralization. It’s a future where knowledge and information become social rather than scientific. And happily, it’s a decidedly democratized future—in the technological rather than political sense.
The key to it all is the highly connected individual entrepreneur, aided by cheap ‘cognitive assistants’ providing stupendous knowledge and information. The Interconnected Individual promises a revolution in how society produces goods and services, one that is bloodless, frictionless, connected, social, and ultimately liberating.”