What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman, Roo Rogers, Kevin Foley
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lending (Zopa), "swap trading" (Swaptree), and car sharing (Zipcar), Collaborative Consumption is disrupting outdated modes of business and reinventing not only what we consume but how we consume. While ranging enormously in scale and purpose, these companies and organizations are redefining how goods and services are exchanged, valued, and created-in areas as diverse as finance and travel, agriculture and technology, and education and retail. Traveling among global entrepreneurs and revolutionaries and exploring rising ventures as well as established companies adapting to these opportunities, authors Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers outline in bold and imaginative ways how Collaborative Consumption may very well change the world. Anyone interested in the business opportunities and social power of collaboration will enjoy this smart, timely book.
Rachel Botsman writes, consults, and speaks on the power of collaboration and sharing, and on how it can transform the way we live. She received her BFA (with honors) from the University of Oxford and undertook her postgraduate studies at Harvard University. She has consulted with businesses around the world on brand and innovation strategy, and was a former director at the William J. Clinton Foundation. Rachel has lived and worked in the UK, the USA, Asia, and Australia.
Roo Rogers is an entrepreneur and the president of Redscout Ventures, a venture company in New York. He has served as the cofounding partner of OZOlab and the former CEO of OZOcar, and his other endeavors include Drive Thru Pictures, UNITY TV, and Wenite. He received his BA from Columbia College, and his Masters in Economic Development from University College London. He lives in New York City.
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"A convincing, charming and in every sense collaborative account of how the new networks that have disrupted our lives are also likely to alter them, and entirely for our good." -Adam Gopnik, author of Paris to the Moon
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Finding a glimmer of hope in the economic environment is a challenge these days – particularly in the aftermath of the recession. But business writer Rachel Botsman and entrepreneur Roo Rogers make you feel optimistic about the concept of “collaborative consumption” and its potential to alter the way people conduct business – and business relationships. The authors cite many user-friendly marketplaces where consumers share, rent, trade and barter while creating meaningful, human connections. Botsman and Rogers suggest that financial upheaval has paved a pathway to a kinder, more introspective era that will bring out the innate goodness and spirit of cooperation in individuals. Naive or brilliant, you decide. getAbstract recommends this book to marketers interested in how the marketplace is shifting and believes that anyone seeking some positive economic news will enjoy this informative, delightful and uplifting work.
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