Venkat Rao has been a significant (and ongoing) read. Cloudworker economics documents the shift in the meaning of the word “employed” by acknowledging the shift to corporate life preceding the War Between the States (though without discussing that historic conflict of cultures that overlays his observations) and then away again at the turn of the millennium, especially as the successive financial crises that started this blog occurred (1997 the fall of the Asian Tigers – I was in Korea, 2004 the US banking collapse which the War against Iraq tipped and from which the mortgage collapse proceeded – I was working for a real estate software firm).
Rao’s piece, The Gervais Principle at the same time discusses the sociological bubble currently experienced by the corporation. One wonders if the corporate types denying there’s anything wrong realize that that one is going to break as well. Rao ties all this together with discussion of Whyte’s book. Highly recommended reading (all of this stuff).