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Mobile money: the African lesson we can learn

Which continent has the fastest take-up of “mobile money” in the world? It is not North America, Australia or Asia that pioneered the idea a few years ago– it is Africa. Rachel discusses what makes this market fertile for mobile money to take off.

Writing

The Sharing Economy Lacks a Shared Definition

What do terms like “peer economy,” “collaborative economy,” and “collaborative consumption” mean and can they be used synonymously? Rachel provides some clarity on these definitions.

Writing

How we treat people will ultimately drive our world

Rachel explains that reputation capital will lead to an economy that is incredibly empowering, taking us away from a financial world based largely on faceless transactions and moving us to an age built on humanness.

Filmed at Wired Money

Speaking

Welcome to the New Reputation Economy

Rachel discusses the importance of online reputation in peer-to-peer marketplaces and how reputation data becomes the window into whether we can be trusted or not.

Writing

The currency of the new economy is 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

Speaking

Infographic:Sharing is Contagious

This infographic charts the rise of collaborative consumption: the rapid explosion in traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping redefined through technology and peer communities.

Frameworks

The Bright Future of Carsharing

A graphic showing the car sharing landscape when it was mapped out in 2011. This is the joint work of Collaborative Fund and Hyperakt. “The Bright Future of Car Sharing” explores car sharing and its impact around the world.

Frameworks

Collaborative Consumption

Rachel says that if the 20th century was defined by hyper consumption, the 21st century will be defined by collaborative consumption. She describes collaborative consumption to be about “reputation, community and shared access” as opposed to “credit, advertising and individual ownership”.

Filmed at Wired

Speaking

Beyond Zipcar: Collaborative Consumption

This article is adapted from the book “What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption”. It describes the three systems collaborative consumption companies can be organized into: product service systems, redistribution markets and collaborative lifestyles.

Writing

What’s Mine Is Yours

A ‘Big Shift’ from the 20th century, a time defined by hyper-consumption, to a 21st century age of Collaborative Consumption, is underway.

Frameworks

The Case For Collaborative Consumption

Rachel explores how online communities created around sharing cars, goods and short-term accommodation is changing human behavior.

Filmed at TEDxSydney

Speaking