It’s been some time since I wrote about the World of Ends meme. Now Dave Pollard writes about how it might (or rather, will) apply to large corporations:

You know business is in trouble when it starts suing its customers. Bad sign. What has led to this terrible state, and what does it mean for the future of business?

What remains is the business ‘world of ends’ in Figure 3, no different from Figure 2 except that it has ‘imploded’, with the removal of the no-longer-necessary large corporation getting in the way of true, open, networked commerce. This is a world of entrepreneurs, perhaps even New Collaborative Enterprises, agile and responsive to customers, specialized but working as a network, no middle-man required.

Well worth reading. I’ve been remiss in not linking more to Dave’s articles, they’re always intriguing…