Rushkoff summarizes ideas from his book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus on how Silicon Valley, often operating like a sped up, supersized version of Wall Street, is destroying sustainable business. His solution is to look to small, local businesses that focus on providing something of actual value to actual customers.
The Exit to Community (E2C) project is a collaboration between MEDLab at the University of Colorado Boulder and Zebras Unite. They outline a healthier alternative for startups which often get acquired or go public. Instead, they argue for an "Exit to Community — a path for startups to become owned and controlled by users, workers, and stakeholders who value and depend on the startup."