I think the idea of the “Age of Leverage” is one that is incredibly important to know. Unfortunately, most people who talk about it use very abstract and pseudo-intellectual terms. I wanted to write this post to explain what leverage is, and why living in the Age of Leverage is so important.
I’ve come to the conclusion that there are two types of people in this world, two that are often ignorant of the other’s existence. They are the structure-seeking, and the structure-averse — those who make, and those who work.
A while back I was checking out some models that free to play games used to gain revenue. I realized that, to an extent, virtually all these models could be used for apps — but no one was trying it.
In the business cycle, companies grow and stagnate. Similarly, on a macro-level, they aggregate and decouple.
There are many different theories of management, and real life takes bits and pieces from each one. But few of them revolve specifically around the people who you’re working with — so, this theory serves to add on a social factor as well.