Rachel Botsman is the global thought leader on the collaborative economy. More...

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BBC Radio: The Sharing Economy


20/20 Vision: Speech given at the World Council of Credit Unions


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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Sharing's Not Just for Start-ups, Harvard Business Review

What are the key opportunities to innovate in the collaborative economy? Rachel introduces her 5 pain-point framework and reveals how traditional organizations including GE, BMW and Marriott are applying collaborative thinking to meet emerging customer needs and create new sources of value.… 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 top 1% of all speakers at events she attends. She is a dynamic and entertaining speaker known for her ability to inspire audiences with her ahead of the game thinking.

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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.


Collaborative Consumption

Barcelona, the travel startup boom & the rise of peer-to-peer

  Photo credit: Timeout.com Guest post written by Natalie Batlle, Steven Douglas and Emily Elwes, Trip4Real Barcelona: A sharing city on the rise…

Where does loyalty lie in the Collaborative Economy?

“How does it make you feel?” is a question I commonly ask when I meet hosts on Airbnb, drivers on Lyft or Taskrunners on Taskrabbit to try to unde…


We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week:   Sharing Is Dec…


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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