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The Rise of the Personal Revolution

Our thoughts about the Personal Revolution at 2013’s TechCrunch Disrupt.

The way people work is changing in profound ways, as a new class of company – the data factory – makes powerful tools accessible to the masses for the first time. The changes wrought by these data factories may come to exceed the changes and dislocations produced by the companies that sprung up during the industrial revolution.

We are at the dawn of the “Personal Revolution”. While the epicenter of the Personal Revolution has been California’s Silicon Valley – its shocks are being felt around the world. The Personal Revolution is changing the way people work, live and play. For the educated, skilled and enterprising, it promises much. For many others it means great hardship.

We spelled out our thoughts about the Personal Revolution at TechCrunch Disrupt this week.