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Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Rachel Botsman


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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


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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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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Collaborative Consumption

Collaborative Economy Revenue Models

Collaborative Economy Revenue Models from Collaborative Lab Revenue Models: The following are the common models used to generate revenue in collaborat…

The Sharing Economy: Dictionary of Commonly Used Terms

Terms can become hard to define when they become too big. By too big, I do not mean in terms of impact or scale. It happens when the connections betwe…


The Collaborating ideas are not new in the Arab World. Throughout history, people practiced sharing and collaboration in their day-to-day lifestyle as…


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“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