“We’re experiencing a significant values shift,” according to collaborative consumption expert RachelBotsman,
In this interview, Rachel reveals what she thinks is the enemy of trust, and why the answer to our current trust deficit in society is accountability. More
Why is the 'trust shift' one of the biggest social transformations in human history? More
“[Companies] don’t want to be like the music industry and look back in 10 years to realize they missed the boat,” said Rachel Botsman
“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.
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.
“Do we come full circle, where the middleman is the same institution we were trying to get away from?” says Rachel Botsman
Rachel Botsman is changing the way people think about what they consume.
This could be as big as the Industrial Revolution in the way we think about ownership,” says Botsman