Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism

Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism

by Robin Chase

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610395540
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,311,760
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Robin Chase is cofounder of Zipcar, along with three other companies (Veniam, Buzzcar, and GoLoco). She was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World, a BusinessWeek Top Ten Designer, a Fast Company Champion of Innovation, and has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, NBC's Today, Wired, Forbes, Inc., and Newsweek. She was shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea and Ideas into Practice awards. She lives in Cambridge, MA.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I The Building Blocks 1

1 "Hello, Zipcar. This Is Robin.": My Three Theses 7

2 Excess Capacity: Abundance in a World of Scarcity 21

3 Platforms for Participation: Simplify, Organize, Empower 35

4 Peer Power: Localize, Customize, Specialize 48

5 Bringing It Together: The Three Miracles 72

Part II Execution

6 From Scratch: Learning, Power Sharing, and Building a Peers Inc Organization 99

7 For the People: Engaging Government 137

8 Embracing the Change Evolving Legacy Institutions 162

Part III Transforming Our Future

9 Who Has the Cold?: Democratizing Power and Wealth 195

10 Addressing Our Biggest Challenges: Climate Change and Sustainability Need Peers Inc 222

11 What Happens Next?: The Collaborative Economy 249

Acknowledgments 259

Notes 261

Index 279

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