Joi Ito: Recession Entrepreneurship

The Creative Commons CEO says that some of the most successful companies in history were built during economic downturns. He credits greater efficiencies, lower barriers to entry, and a wider availability of talent for incubating companies who end up stronger in the long term.

Big Think 's new series on opportunity features video interviews some of today's most provocative authors, economists, popular psychologists, and business experts, designed to help you survive and thrive during this difficult financial correction. With the understanding that our world will emerge from the current recession with a more robust and advanced infrastructure for operating in a global knowledge economy, it's critical that we hear the best ideas from the leading minds of our time.