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The people have said yes to the sharing economy

The so-called sharing economy represents a macro-economic shift in business structures that impacts how we view assets and how we trust one another. With growth tipped to be $335bn from $10bn at present in Australia, what should governments, businesses and consumers know about this new economy?


Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Rachel Botsman

Rachel Botsman, winner of the 2015 Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award answers some quick fire questions about the vision for her work and her small magic moments of success.

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Stone & Chalk rides the fintech disruption wave

“Banks still see this as fringe and they think many of their core businesses will remain intact. They’re not asking, what is going to be the role of the bank in five years time? They don’t see that they’re losing control of the distribution of value. They see it as digital or techie but not as a […]



FutureProofing hosts Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson asks guests: is ownership over?

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The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

How can we embrace collaborative consumption in our daily lives and move away from hyperconsumption? Why does collaborative consumption foster accountability and stronger connections between people? Find out in this interview from Aspire Magazine.


Accountants and lawyers have big problems

Why will professional services be disrupted by the collaborative economy? Rachel explains the reasons why in this writeup by the Sydney Morning Herald of her recent talk on “how peer-to-peer platforms are changing work, business and policy” hosted by Grattan Institute.


Sharing Economy Goes Hyperlocal With a Growing Market for Household Items

“Advocates are betting that people would willingly share those items if a neighbor asked for them. The 2008 recession and the ubiquity of the smartphone app seemed to trigger the ‘sharing economy’ revolution,” said Rachel Botsman, author of What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption.


‘Sharing economy’ ignored in Productivity Commission plan

“It’s a 20th Century way of thinking about jobs and the legacy issues associated with that rather than thinking about the future of labour and what that would look like” said Rachel Botsman when the Productivity Commission overlooked freelancers in the sharing economy.