As a business person, I feel such an emergency that the business world needs to create all kinds of marketplaces to not only allow the right products and services to be known, discovered and utilized by more and more customers, just like a lot of startups; but also allow the right talents to be known, discovered, and be hired by the right company and right position in return those products, services, and talents can redeem their real values.
More and more startups are coming out to create different small-to-middle size marketplaces to link the products, services and talent to the customers.
For example, Quirky is an interesting company that converts regular people’s product design ideas to marketable products. It could be a weekend local market shopping bag, or BBQ citrus spray, it also provides a platform allowing other people contribute their talents to the product development including, computing, design, engineering, and marketing in their online community. It also provides mass manufacturing and distribution channels for products. People who create or contribute ideas are able to get paid for the portion of their products. I was encouraged by Quirky creating such a brilliant market place for even contributing to name the products - get your value realized.
We are so lucky in this everything is possible entrepreneurship environment. I hope more and more startups can let new products, services and talents flow easily on the wants-and-needs stream. I also hope I could help them to build more marketplaces so as not to waste products, services and talents.