Faced with a choice of babysitters, which do you rely on: your instinct – or the algorithm that tells you to book the one in the green top?
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. Buy the book
This TED talk explores how trust is shifting away from institutions towards a distributed model, into the hands of all of us. While trust in banks, governments and even the church is collapsing all around us, technology is enabling trust between people who have never met before. And that’s revolutionary. Watch
Are we moving to a new era, in which we trust institutions less, but people and networks more? If this is so, what does it mean for those industries that are critically reliant on trust – such as banking?
How is Joshua Browder rethinking legal assistance for the 21st century? Learn how his chatbot, DoNotPay, plans to help people with legal issues ranging from parking tickets to refugee status, in this month’s “Industry Hackers” column.
In this video, Rachel explains how much of the change happening in today’s world can be understood through the lens of trust as we move from an age built on institutional trust to one built on distributed trust.
Learn how Shivani Siroya’s company, Tala, uses phone data to make loans to people without traditional credit histories in emerging markets, in this month’s “Industry Hackers” column.
How has David Lang launched thousands of ocean expeditions through OpenROV? Learn about David’s fun approach to making more people care about the ocean and what his thoughts are on citizen science, in this month’s “Industry Hackers” column.
How is Martin Varsavsky rethinking family planning for the 21st century? Learn how his company, Prelude, plans to transform the multibillion-dollar infertility industry to help women and couples have healthy babies when they are ready, in this month’s “Industry Hackers” column.
How is Scott Walchek helping people to have better agency over the things they own? Learn about how his company, Trov, uses a design-led approach to manage risk in real time, in this month’s “Industry Hackers” column.
How is Jessi Baker helping retailers make their products transparent and traceable? Learn about how her company, Provenance, uses the blockchain to track the journey of the materials as they move along the supply chain, in this month’s “Industry Hackers” column.
How is Luis von ahn using intelligent apps to educate people? Learn about Duolingo’s fun approach to making learning languages more fun and effective, in this month’s “Industry Hackers” column.
How is Will Dean reinventing self-help guides through his muddy obstacle course, Tough Mudder?
Spend an afternoon with Alain de Botton, Rachel Botsman, Simon Longstaff, Stu Hunter and Louise Herron who will explore how businesses can better bridge the gap between the need for profit and the deeper human and emotional needs of their staff and customers. Rachel will be talking collaboration and trust. Purchase tickets on TSOL