The Sharing Economy: the Story of Airbnb | SohoOS Blog

See on Scoop.it – Designing design thinking driven operations Peer-to-peer marketplace, collaborative consumption or sharing economy – however you want to call it, it is clear that people are now choosing borrowing or renting over owning. See on http://www.sohoos.com Photocredit:  llenalena Related articles The Sharing Economy – Job Creation and California’s “Collaborative Consumption” Economy :: Fox&Hounds (foxandhoundsdaily.com) 5 Ways Government Can Help Collaborative Consumption (shareable.net) What Is Collaborative Consumption? | Peer2Politics (serve4impact.com) Continue reading The Sharing Economy: the Story of Airbnb | SohoOS Blog

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Michael Fauscette: Connectivity Disrupting Traditional Models: Online Peer to Peer Commerce

Found at Michael Fauscette: Connectivity Disrupting Traditional Models: Online Peer to Peer Commerce. As the world became more connected through the Internet in the 1990’s, many disruptive uses of this connectivity were tried and in some cases have grown into wildly successful businesses. One aspect of connectivity is the way it opens up interaction at different levels, that’s one of the driving factors in the growth of the social web, for example To be continued at Michael Fauscette: Connectivity Disrupting Traditional Models: Online Peer to Peer Commerce Photocredit: sampler Related articles Michael Fauscette: Designing User Experience (fredzimny.wordpress.com) Peer-To-Peer And Open Systems: The … Continue reading Michael Fauscette: Connectivity Disrupting Traditional Models: Online Peer to Peer Commerce

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Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption

At TEDxSydney, Rachel Botsman says we’re “wired to share” — and shows how websites like Zipcar and Swaptree are changing the rules of human behavior. Photocredit: http://helloitsvalentine.blogspot.com Related articles Video Interview: Author Rachel Botsman on Leveraging Collaborative Consumption Trends for a More Sustainable Future (triplepundit.com) Collaborative Consumption – Questions from the Author for the Core Community (core77.com) The Rise of Collaborative Consumption (emergentbydesign.com) Infographic: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption (pocketsmith.com) Abandon Ownership! Join the Rentership Society! (fredzimny.wordpress.com) Has the Business of Sharing Finally Reached the Tipping Point? (mickipedia.com) Mojo hosts Collaborative Consumption launch (mumbrella.com.au) Shareable: Study Reveals Big Opportunities in the … Continue reading Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption

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Rachel Botsman: “The big shift”

Found at http://uwstv.unclutteredwhitespaces.com/tv/64 Rachel Botsman, author and social innovator, talks about her latest book groundbreaking, original book that explores the rise of “Collaborative Consumption” — a cultural and economic force transforming business, consumerism, and the way we live. The recent changes in our economic landscape have only exposed and intensified a phenomenon: an explosion in sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping. From enormous marketplaces such as eBay and Craigslist, to emerging sectors such as peer-to-peer lending (Zopa), ‘swap trading’ (Swaptree) and car sharing (Zipcar), Collaborative Consumption is disrupting outdated modes of business and reinventing not only what we consume but how we … Continue reading Rachel Botsman: “The big shift”

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Must read: Thoughts on the Emerging Collaboration Economy

Found at http://www.hubculture.com/groups/hubnews/news/439 (through Graham Hill) The Emerging Collaboration Economy Hub Culture founder Stan Stalnaker shares his thoughts in a Q&A with Rachel Botsman on sharing, the power of the commons, and peer-to-peer transaction. Rachel Botsman is co-authoring a book with Roo Rogers entitled What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption (being published by Harper Collins in 2010). The book is about how people are collaborating together through organized sharing, bartering, trading, renting, swapping and collectives to get the same pleasures of ownership with reduced personal cost and burden — and lower environmental impact. RB: We look at how … Continue reading Must read: Thoughts on the Emerging Collaboration Economy

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