Synopses & Reviews
The rising economic inequality that followed the worldwide recessions of the late 2000s led many to question the prevailing modes of capitalism that brought about this state of affairs. Since then, innovative forms of wealth redistribution have sprung up around the world in response, some fueled by anger and despair, others by hope and good will. In this book, Benita Matofska tells the story of one of the simplest, yet most revolutionary, of these new methods: sharing.
Generation Share builds on the foundations Matofska laid in her successful TED talk, taking readers on a global journey to meet the inspiring people building this new "sharing economy." She introduces us to the everyday visionaries from around the world who are reinvigorating businesses like cafes, restaurant kitchens, and sports clubs to expand our conceptions of property and ownership. She introduces readers to innovators like the creator of a food sharing app that connects citizens with local supermarkets and restaurants to help ensure that food waste becomes a thing of the past; and numerous others around the world who happily choose to share their knowledge, their possessions, and even their homes with total strangers. Illustrated throughout with photography from coauthor Sophie Sheinwald, Generation Share is an inspiring look at a phenomenon whose effects continue to ripple through the global economy.
Generation Share takes readers on a journey around the globe to meet the people who are changing and saving lives by building a Sharing Economy. Through stunning photography, social commentary and interviews with 200 change-makers, Generation Share showcases extraordinary stories demonstrating the power of Sharing. From the woman transforming the lives of slum girls in India, to the UK entrepreneur who has started a food sharing revolution; you'll discover the creators of a life-saving human milk bank, a trust cafe and a fashion library who are changing the world. A collaboration between speaker, social innovator and global Sharing Economy expert Benita Matofska and photographer Sophie Sheinwald, Generation Share brings to life the phenomenon causing the most significant shift in society since the Industrial Revolution.