These two stories seem to go together.
Seth Godin asserts that while one recession is over, the recession of the industrial age is here forever.
The networked revolution is creating huge profits, significant opportunities and a lot of change. What it’s not doing is providing millions of brain-dead, corner office, follow-the-manual middle class jobs. And it’s not going to. (story here)
Over in AdAge we have the story of a mass exodus from large agencies:
Since the beginning of the year, a veritable Cannes jury worth of senior creative talent has shrugged off the leashes of big agency networks for their own start-ups or for creative pursuits outside the ad industry. (story here)
I’d like to believe this is the end of the brain-dead office job, but I really doubt our love affair with corporations is going away any time soon.