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What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

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Publisher Comments:

The recent changes in our economic landscape have only exposed and intensified a phenomenon: an explosion in sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping. From enormous marketplaces such as eBay and Craigslist to emerging sectors such as peer-to-peer lending (Zopa), "swap trading" (Swaptree), and car sharing (Zipcar), Collaborative Consumption is disrupting outdated modes of business and reinventing not only what we consume but how we consume.

While ranging enormously in scale and purpose, these companies and organizations are redefining how goods and services are exchanged, valued, and created—in areas as diverse as finance and travel, agriculture and technology, and education and retail. Traveling among global entrepreneurs and revolutionaries and exploring rising ventures as well as established companies adapting to these opportunities, authors Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers outline in bold and imaginative ways how Collaborative Consumption may very well change the world.

Anyone interested in the business opportunities and social power of collaboration will enjoy this smart, timely book.

Synopsis:

A groundbreaking, original book that explores the rise of "Collaborative Consumption"—a cultural and economic force that is transforming business, consumerism, and the way we live.

About the Author

Rachel Botsman writes, consults, and speaks on the power of collaboration and sharing, and on how it can transform the way we live. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Oxford and undertook her postgraduate studies at Harvard University. She has consulted to businesses around the world on brand and innovation strategy. As a former director at the William J. Clinton Foundation, she spearheaded major public-private partnerships with Nickelodeon, Rachael Ray, and the NBA. Rachel has lived and worked in the U.K. and the United States, and she currently resides in Sydney, Australia. Roo Rogers is a serial entrepreneur with five successful startups currently in the marketplace. He is currently the director of Redscout Ventures. He has a combination of operational and venture capital expertise and works across multiple consumer sectors, including media, transportation, and beverages. Roo has a B.A. from Columbia College and a masters in economics from University College London. He currently resides in New York City. Kevin Foley has over thirty years' experience in radio and television broadcasting, commercial voice-overs, and audiobook narration. He has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including Storm Rising by Gary Naiman, 100 Ways to Bring Out Your Best by Roger Fritz, The Last Witness by Joel Goldman, and River Thunder by Gary McCarthy, for which he earned a Spur Award for Best Audiobook from the Western Writers of America. He has also won an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine for his narration of Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400119202
Subtitle:
The Rise of Collaborative Consumption
Author:
Botsman, Rachel
Narrated by:
Foley, Kevin
Author:
Rogers, Roo
Author:
Foley, Kevin
Publisher:
Tantor Media
Subject:
Consumer Behavior - General
Subject:
Consumer behavior
Subject:
Business - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20100914
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb

Related Subjects

Business » General
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