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The Sharing Economy Goes B-to-B
The leading voice for corporate sustainability
If you Google the terms "Uber for X" or "Airbnb for X," you'll come up with thousands of entries referring to companies trying
Why We Invite Our Entire Team (and Their Families) to Our Annual Meeting
Now we break into cross-functional teams, many of the members having never worked with each other before. We identify one
Airbnb: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Whether it's even part of the sharing economy (barely), Airbnb dominates many of the discussions surrounding how the sharing economy is impacting our travel and our very way of life.
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A Man Died At An Airbnb Rental. Here's How The Company Responded.
Who’s responsible for safety in the "sharing economy"?
10 Ways Mobility-as-a-Service Changes Your Lifestyle
Founder, Crowd Companies
In my ongoing studies of tracking market funding of this market, the transportation sector has received the most funding, over $14B, out-funding all other industries. The lion's share going to ride-sharing apps like China's Didi, India's Ola, and America's Uber.
Grab Your Traveling Spoon and Get a Taste of Local Culture
Blogger, Seoul Searching
I arrived to Boyoon's modern but homey apartment located in a high rise in the upscale Jamsil district. I couldn't help but
Emerging Trends -- Commercial Real Estate and the Future of Work
David A. Singer
Third Place Workspace Developer
The world of work as it exists demands flexibility from a real estate industry built around rigidity. Hence the rise and expansion of third place workspaces in various sizes, permutations, and aesthetics.
36 Things You Can Share to Save Money
Founder and CEO, Cheapism.com
Does every family on the block need their very own snow blower? Surely your babysitter could watch someone else's child at the same time. And do you really need to own a power drill or just use one every so often?
The Fabulous Future of p2p Economics, Commerce and Democracy
Director B Team's Great Transformation Collaborative and found...
I've just returned from an eye-opening, mind-expanding week in Leipzig at the 4th Annual global Degrowth congress. This vibrant gathering brought together over 3,000, mostly young, 'prosumer' activists and practitioners from a variety of new economy movements.
How The Digital Realm Reinvented Cozy Heartwarming Kindness
writer and award-winning digital strategist
The Internet has made old-fashioned things possible on a global scale while making the world feel sort of cozy and nice. Which means the digital world just brought back kindness. And that's a very good thing.
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Building a Better Economy Is a Shared Task
St. Gallen Symposium
The world's leading student initiative for intergenerational d...
Don't let its friendly moniker fool you: the sharing economy is serious business.
A Day in the Life of the Sharing Economy
Co-founder and CEO, PivotDesk
We recently embarked on a project to elevate the awareness of the sharing economy and are proud to share a look into a Day in the Life of the Sharing Economy. This movement is not just a trend, it's a way of life.
Top 10 Trends to Emerge from SXSW 2014
President of Added Value, a Strategic Global Consultancy Agency
Big brands need to gear up for the collaborative economy before it passes them by, and pay attention to four key shifts that will help them stay in touch.
Without This, a Shared Economy Is a Take Economy
Relational Detective and Transformer, Attraction to Retention ...
What is really at the heart of a shared economy? I find myself reflecting on this quite a bit after my friend, an advocate of the shared economy movement stayed with me for four days.
STYLE & BEAUTY
Castoffs and Catwalks: PeersSwaps Launches with New York Fashion Week
I don't believe in fashion mistakes. I've always believed true style requires experimentation and a leap of faith. As a result
Collaborative Consumption: A Winning Model for the Future Economy
MBA candidate, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
The Collaborative Consumption panel at the Wharton Social Impact Conference showcased three innovative companies reinventing the business models for consumer product and service delivery.
The Collaborative Economy Eases Pains of SF Subway Strike
Founder, Crowd Companies
Startups from the Collaborative Economy movement start to enable people to get shared and instant transportation from each other, and even shared places to work using social networking and mobile technologies.
A Future Where Everyone Is a Startup
Our economy is going through a structural change and the job market will never be the same. The most valuable skills of the future will be those that can't be outsourced automated. Everyone should view themselves as entrepreneurs.
WATCH: Brands in the Sharing Economy
blues preacher | content junkie | doughnut lover
You didn't think brands were going to ignore a potential $110 billion marketplace, did you? The successful brand of the future
Eight Ways to Prevent Household Waste for Fun and Profit
Green Marketing Pioneer Advocating for Consumption Culture Change
Ask a roomful of consumers, "Who here hates to see things go to waste?" and every hand will likely shoot up. But, if everyone hates to waste, then how come we generate so much of it? And what can we do to prevent waste from being created in the first place?
What Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy Can Learn From Microfinance
Sharing Economy Advisor & Pathfinder
At first glance, it may seem that microfinance and the Sharing Economy have little in common. However, this first impression is incomplete. Further investigation reveals a multitude of similarities key lessons that collaborative consumption could learn from microfinance.
From Crowdsourcing to Crowdstorming
Serving Startups That Make Cities Better
Over the last decade, organizations like GE, P&G, DARPA and LEGO have pioneered working with crowds to brainstorm. And in recent years, startups like Quirky, Localmotors and Giffgaff have put "crowdstorming" at the core of their strategies to bring better products and services to market.
Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012
Corporate Strategy Advisor; Author, The Big Pivot (co-author G...
We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics. Let's look at some top macro- and company-level stories.
2013 Living: Austerity With Double-Dip Frugality
CEO, Havas PR North America
Americans are deleveraging to reduce their debts to manageable levels. What will they do once they get debt to relatively manageable levels, predicted for around mid-2013?
A "Buy Nothing" Holiday Season? Why Collaborative Consumption Makes Sense This Year
Executive Director, Aspen Institute's Business and Society Pro...
The belief that we can grow our way out of our economic woes through buying more stuff is DOA if you consider the effects on a groaning planet. It's time for some fresh ideas.
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