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The sharing economy

Millions of people are earning money from sharing skills, rooms, cars & more. Rachel Botsman explains the implications.


Airbnb’s Is Inc.’s 2014 Company of the Year

Disruptive, brazen, and overall brilliant, the (possibly illegal) home-sharing empire has become the biggest lodging provider on Earth–earning it the title of Inc.’s 2014 Company of the Year. Rachel Botsman comments on why peer travel is the ‘new normal’.


The rise of the sharing economy

Just as peer-to-peer businesses like eBay allow anyone to become a retailer, sharing sites let individuals act as an ad hoc taxi service, car-hire firm or boutique hotel as and when it suits them. The Economist Reports…


Peer-to-Peer Finance

Julian Morrow and collaborative consumption expert Rachel Botsman examine the emerging industry of ‘Peer to Peer Finance’ which lets you borrow money securely from strangers instead of banks.


Bienvenidos a la era de la economía colaborativa

“Collaborative economy is summarized in the axiom that-what’s mine is yours, in return for a small consideration” according to Rachel Botsman, author of “What’s Mine Is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing the Way We Live”  


On The Money, Networked Society

Can ICT change how we define value and interact with money? On The Money is the fourth documentary film in the Networked Society series. This time we look at money systems and how connectivity is creating a new game when it comes to trading — both in value and trust. We visit Uganda to find a nation where cash is no longer king.


This is real business-model reinvention

Peer-to peer companies like Airbnb empower consumers to rewrite business models. Rachel Botsman, widely regarded as the thought leader behind the emerging collaborative economy, predicts that many more industries will face the same challenges now confronting the hotel industry, with financial services at the forefront.