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

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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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Featured Article

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

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

WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLLCONS MUST-READS-20th March

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

WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLLCONS MUST-READS-13 March

We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week:   Uber, Lyft reb…

Pioneer Interview with Sean O’Riordan of GRID Finance

GRID Finance is an online platform transforming banking and financial services in Ireland by building innovative financial products for the connected…

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