Four Dead Kings at Work

Dave Rolston has generously provided permission to share his 2013 eBook Four Dead Kings at Work
The Decentralization and Blending of Work in the 21st Century
under a Creative Commons license. Dave’s work inspired my own eBook Last Rush Hour: The Decentralization of Knowledge Work in the Twenty-First Century including the closely worded subtitle.

Decentralization is the key word, the meta shift occurring as the economy transitions to an information based one that has no center but where it and the work that creates value from it can be done most anywhere. It is not tied to a single job function under a single manager, performed at one set place or time — the four dying kings of the Industrial Age.