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The Sharing Economy

This could be as big as the Industrial Revolution in the way we think about ownership,” says Botsman


Trust is ‘gold’ in the digital age

Trust is society’s most valuable asset, Rachel says in response to the publication of a Government Report on the importance of Trust to the Nordic Government and social system.

Is peer-to-peer travel sharing for you?

“The story you read in the media — and often echoed by travel industry incumbents — is that it’s a Generation Y thing for price-sensitive travelers,” says Rachel Botsman



If you think of the industrial age, it has centralized power, it has centralized wealth, it has centralized production and it has  centralized jobs. We’re now living in an age that I call distributed power, where power is moving to the edges, to networks, to individuals.


The sharer barer: Rachel Botsman on the new democracy

Rachel Botsman believes sharing is the new democracy. She tells Jasmine Gardner why she rents her baby kit, hasn’t owned a car for 14 years and teaches governments how to cut out middle men by shifting power to the people.


Loans That Avoid Banks

“Do we come full circle, where the middleman is the same institution we were trying to get away from?” says Rachel Botsman


The Sharing Revolution

Rachel Botsman is changing the way people think about what they consume.