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Writing

Rachel’s articles and thought leadership have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, CNN, New York Times, The Guardian, Fast Company and other publications. Rachel has a monthly future tech trends column in the Australian Financial Review and is a contributing editor to Wired.

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Can the Sharing Economy Provide Good Jobs?

Rachel Botsman, currently teaching an M.B.A. course on the collaborative economy at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, says the sharing economy is transforming the labor market to the benefit of millions of workers. Andrew Keen, executive director of the Silicon Valley innovation salon Futurecast, says workers in the sharing economy are being shortchanged.… Read More

Book

What's mine is yours

A ground-breaking book, What’s Mine is Yours defines the theory of "collaborative consumption," and explains how it is transforming the traditional landscape of business and society. It charts the rise of leading companies such as Airbnb, LendingClub and RelayRides that uses digital technologies to enable the sharing and exchange of all kinds of assets from spaces to skills to 'stuff' in ways that represent a new era of trust.

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Speaking

Rachel was named by Monocle as one of the top 20 speakers in the world to have at your conference and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of all speakers at events she attends. Clients describe her as a dynamic and entertaining speaker known for her ability to inspire audiences with her ahead of the game thinking.

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Advisory

Collaborative Lab develops research and curriculum on the collaborative economy. It also provides advisory services to senior leaders in business and government who would like to apply a collaborative lens to view challenges and discover new solutions in the world.

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Collaborative Consumption

Pioneer Interview with Serenity Hill and Kirsten Larsen of the Open Food Network

Serenity Hill and Kirsten Larsen are co-founders of the Open Food Network, a free, open source, scalable e-commerce marketplace and logistics platfor…

Indian education marketplace ThinkVidya expanding to other professions as UrbanPro

Bangalore based Thinkvidya.com, an education marketplace that connects students with coaches and teachers is changing gear. In past few years, ThinkVi…

Pioneer Interview with Tim Kunde of Friendsurance

Friendsurance is an online p2p insurance platform forging the way for people to get cash back from their insurance premiums. In this interview, co-fou…

Press

  • Fast-Company
  • New-York-Times
  • Wired
  • Aljazeera

“A guru on the sharing economy. She coined the phrase ‘collaborative consumption’”

— BBC World Service

“Botsman’s work was similar to Gladwell’s, in that it identified, named and catapulted an idea into popular consciousness”

— Australia Unlimited