A few years after the idea of ranking web pages by their inbound links came to Larry Page in a dream, the founder of Google wrote down his five rules for management. He was in his twenties at the time. Rule #4 was this: Ideas are more important than age. Just because someone is junior doesn’t mean they don’t deserve respect and cooperation.
This focus on ideas and the empowerment of younger generations had never existed before. Suddenly, it became apparent that young people have valuable skills and talent to offer. Add in technology, and an entirely new economy emerges –the Talent Economy, an era driven by a collaborative, innovative, mobile, on-demand workforce fueled by ideas and information.