According to Seth Godin the current recession is a symptom of a terminally I’ll manufacturing economy. The new economy is driven by ideas and those who dare spread them. We live in a world where doing what you are told and being good at your job is not sufficient.

So what do we tell the unemployed masses. Quite frankly they are sitting in a golden opportunity. During their lifetime they must have acquired knowledge that is useful to great deal of people. Perhaps they know how to run the business better than those who ran it into the ground. Now is the time to open a small business, start a blog, give a talk to a civic group.

In short unemployment = great opportunity.