MEDIUM | Shifting Tides in the New Economy

For as “new” and unprecedented as the new economy may seem—from business models based on our phones to freemiums, disintermediation and the blockchain — it’s not nearly as new as one might believe.

When we take a step back and take a genuinely hard look at what’s going on, we also see that old and new are merging. It’s not a one-way street to the future, and we’re learning from (and sometimes revisiting) the past by blending the best of different business models, reviving awesome-yet-underappreciated concepts, and reckoning with mistakes — especially on the regulatory front.


New EconomyApril RinneMedium