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The Nanocorp Primer #2
New Economy Venture Capital: A Nanocorp Perspective
New Ways to Play the Great Game of Business
In a Nanocorp World, Everything is In Play
As change accelerates, it is counterproductive to maintain the wrappering of entrepreneurs with the companies they form and grow. In a nanocorp world, companies are just as dynamic and ethereal as the products and services they offer! New rules about how the business model of venture capital works will reflect this new reality.
Venture capitalists are still betting on the entrepreneur, but that investment will as likely be direct to the person as it will be an investment in the entrepreneur's company, or companies in the case of the nanocorp 'portfolio' player.
Too radical a change, you say? People fill jobs and their employers invest in them as human resources, or as some now call it human capital. In the Thing-dominant production-line view of the Industrial Era, thinking of humans-as-resources may have made some kind of sense. Such thinking won't 'cut it' any longer as we boldly charge into the 21st Century.
As Peter "Fifth Discipline" Senge says, "You know what resources are, don't you? Things standing in reserve, waiting to be used!" We cannot sustain the ride on Spaceship Earth if this is our collective view of Business and its workplace. Humans are not renewable resources to be chewed up and spit out; humans are the Crown Jewels, unique and invaluable.
This change in the venture capital business model -- decoupling the entrepreneur and his or her companies -- is indicative of the emerging realization that people are what matters most!
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