Tag: Collaborative Consumption

The rise of the sharing economy (via The Economist)

Indeed a key trend. Be sure to read Rachel Botsman’s book on Collaborative Consumption. Peer-to-peer rental: The rise of the sharing economy | The Economist. LAST night 40,000 people rented accommodation from a service that offers 250,000 rooms in 30,000 cities in 192 countries. They chose their rooms and paid for everything ...

Must-read: Jeremy Rifkin: Energy-sharing is the new internet (Wired UK)

This is precisely where technology and energy issues intersect. Brilliant. Reading his book right now, btw. Jeremy Rifkin: Energy-sharing is the new internet (Wired UK) "The TIR will lay the foundations for a collaborative age. Its completion will signal the end of a 200-year commercial saga characterised by industrious thinking, entrepreneurial markets ...

Collaborative consumption and car-sharing (check out this cool site)

"A car used to be the ultimate symbol of freedom and independence but increasingly consumers view ownership as an expense and a burden. Often considered the gateway to other forms of Collaborative Consumption, Car Sharing is becoming increasingly popular with its… …promise of personal convenience and social improvement. It is time ...

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