Kaggle - A Kickstarter for Big Data
So you have got kickstarter for all the artsy rebels. But what do you do about the geeky nerds whose only talent is data crunching ?
You create a platform called Kaggle. Then you ask all those data driven organizations who have a problem to solve, to upload the problem with relevant sets of data, convert it into a contest ( with a sizable prize money) and invite the best data crunchers across the world to try and solve it. Neat?
Now think about the future of all those consulting organizations who are charging in millions to solve your big data analytic problems. They are now competing against freelance ninja’s who do not have organizational beaurocracy to contend with.
Kind of like the Bounty Hunters.
The Individual with talent is increasingly scoring over the organizational factories with manufactured talent.
Is this the rise of the Individual over the brand? The rise of the Lynchpin?