A thing I have noticed about today’s youth: They have no illusion that any company will offer them much in the way of economic security. They have a firm grasp on the idea that they are a business of one — even if they work for IBM or Uncle Sam. They are their own team, a singular brand, their own idea factory.
So true, I see this so often these days and I am not even in the valley or anywhere around the entreprenuers Barry writes about. And what is driving the youth - the web, the social platforms, the mobile platforms, the ubiquitous connectivity, the ability to showcase their ideas anywhere they want to, the way they want to and to whom they want to, ability to do commerce sitting at their homes/colleges/cafe's. Ideas were always there but there was no platform for these ideas to reach the right audience.