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

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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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Sharing's Not Just for Start-ups

How can traditional organizations apply 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 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 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

CurrencyFair raises $10m in latest funding round

CurrencyFair, a Dublin-based global p2p currency exchange platform, recently raised $10 million in its latest funding round. Led by UK-based Octopus…

Indian ride share start-up Ridingo is acquired by Indian Taxi aggregator CarzOnRent

Ridingo a ride share service started in 2013 by Mohan and Vardhan Koshal was acquired by Indian Taxi aggregator CarzOnRent. Bangalore based Ridingo…

Pioneer Interview with Marianella Watman of Popup Brands

Popup Brands is a marketplace for short-term rentals for commercial spaces ranging from retail spaces to building foyers to event stalls. In this inte…


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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