Presented without comment, I give you The Rise of Developeronomics, please forgive the damn interstitial.
It’s six pages without a full-page version; the tl;dr version is invest in developers, ideally the 10x ones because this is the only investment that will hold value over the next few years.
An interesting read for sure. I have some quibbles, but there are certainly valid points like:
. . . software skills are the most portable high-end skills on the planet.
And this one on ecosystems:
The software talent is so valuable that you pretty much have to set up open ecosystems (based on APIs, access to valuable data resources like mapping data, and open source elements) so you can keep them hooked to your broader technology ecosystem even after they leave. An ex-Microsoft engineer is valuable anywhere in the economy if he voices support for buying Microsoft wherever he goes.
And in related news, apparently the half-life of a tech worker is 15 years.
Interested to hear thoughts about the concept of developeronomics, so I’m not sharing mine just yet in order to get unbiased feedback. Find the comments.