For years, the market of technologies has been dominated with tech mastodontes as Facebook, Google, Apple and Airbnb that were described to us as models for success.
But some more recent and refined indicators show that this so called definition for economical success based on profitability and high concentration is not that accurate. It seems, at the opposite, that the growth models built by tech giants in Silicon Valley that dominated the market for the last decade, are slowly decreasing giving the opportunity for new tech leaders to take the central stage.
The problem with that models of development is that profitability profits A LOT to A FEW creating aspiration effects in the economy causing a really poor distribution of the economical resources among people that consequently are not willing to cooperate.
I think it is more sustainable to learn people how to access financiary, symbolical and capital resources by raising equitable models of development as it will make the ecosystem more flexible and resilient to economical collapses (that’s the model recommended by Piketty and social justice advocates).
We’ve been said by Silicon Valley evangelists that Bill Gates and Zuckerberg are genious who made money out of their minds but it’s a tale. These guys are not genious. There benefited mostly from the free resources that have been collectively produced on the internet for some years. The made money out of our minds.
They once made rich defended their monopoly engaging pursuits against rivals (everybody got heard of Apple versus Samsung battle) or by systematically buying the many innovations (Facebook acquisitions) so to reinforce a concentric model of ultra-liberalism.
This model is a dead end model, it is draining the creativity of the market and killing innovation from the small entrepreneurs or community entrepreneurs in the long run causing exclusion and disempowerment. Many tech actors don’t raise any profits from their works so this model to function. In a startup environment, making profits is not capitalistic. What is ultra-capitalistic is the disproportionate profits generated for the benefits of an elite.
This model is based on the sacrifice of workers to aliment the pyramid, it is as old as the monarchy and unconstitutional.
The aim of new entrepreneurs, let’s say alternative entrepreneurs, is to give people the way to acquire media literacy to access the whole resources of the internet not only by providing tools, tutorials and documents but also by showing them how to do, learning by doing.