As a part of WIRED World 2016, the stand-alone issue for the magazine where it gives readers insights into the year ahead, Rachel goes into how online person-to-person interactions are setting the stage for more honest offline human behaviour.
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.
Rachel explains the real magic, that makes companies like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work - the power of technology to build trust between strangers and create what she calls 'reputation capital'. Filmed at TED Global Watch
Rachel Botsman, currently teaching an M.B.A. course on the collaborative economy at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, says the sharing economy is transforming the labor market to the benefit of millions of workers. Andrew Keen, executive director of the Silicon Valley innovation salon Futurecast, says workers in the sharing economy are being shortchanged. Read More
This case study, prepared for the Collaborative Economy course taught by Rachel Botsman at Said Business School, aims to answer what makes Airbnb a revolutionary travel company. What values are embedded into its culture that guide the company in handling tough management and trust debacles and help it stay focused while growing at an exponential rate?
Why did Yoni Assia, the 34-year-old founder of eToro get hooked on trading at the age of 13? What are his plans to make the world a better place? Learn more about Yoni and what makes him tick in this new monthly column in the Australian Financial Review, “Industry Hackers”.
In the session “The Trust Shift” at the 2015 Drucker Forum, Rachel explains the critical role technology-facilitated trust plays in enabling people to be open to new ideas and other people.
How can Tim Hwang, a 23-year-old entrepreneur, disrupt the data intelligence industry with his start-up, FiscalNote? Learn about the chain of events that led Tim to build FiscalNote and learn how to adopt his outlook in this new monthly column in the Australian Financial Review, “Industry Hackers”, which explores the mindset of pioneers and entrepreneurs who see the world differently.
In this article originally posted on medium.com, Rachel provides a dictionary of sharing economy terms.
What does it take to attempt to disrupt the porn industry? A brilliant and brazen woman like Cindy Gallop. Learn how to hack her mindset in this interview.
There is a shift from trust in institutions to ‘peer trust’. This emerging type of trust greases the wheels of business, facilitates person-to-person relationships and changes the ‘real world’ behavior of people. And its power is being harnessed by both disruptive start-ups and massive brands.
Digital technologies are changing how and whom we trust in ways that are disrupting many industries. Rachel explains why the currency of the new economy is trust and how we need to think differently about client experiences to build meaningful relationships and loyalty.
Collaborative business models from Lending Club to Airbnb to Uber are rapidly challenging and changing industries. Rachel gets underneath the disruption, making sense of the big shifts this new economy is creating and strategies for brands to get on the right sense of the ‘sharing’ transformation.
A new trust framework is emerging in the collaborative economy, the ‘Trust Stack’.
What makes Estonia one of the most wired countries in the world? Rachel examines the digital infrastructure that is powering this small nation.