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Looking back and ahead - the sharing economy goes big

As we reach 2016, Tnooz is unveiling its customary series of reflections on the year behind us and what the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry …

Hospitality

As Africa's sharing economy grows, Airbnb points tourists in new directions

Travelers are gaining access to places and experiences across Africa once closed off or just unknown to them.<p>JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — Nearly two …

Africa

New dawn or Wild West? 'Sharing economy' goes global

Many see great promise in the collaborative economy, starting with the people flocking to it as way to turn their car or apartment, spare time or …

Entrepreneurship to come to life through circular African economies | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

December 21, 2015 • Opinion, Top Stories<p>Transforming ideas into economic opportunities is the crux of entrepreneurship and at REDISA we recognise the …

Sharetribe lets you create your own sharing economy platform

An example of a "rodeo queen" consignment website built on Sharetribe, which enables users to create their own marketplaces. Photo credit: Rodeo …

Sharing Economy

Why You Should Give Yourself A Year-End Review

Reflecting on your accomplishments and failures is a useful tool for personal growth. Here are six steps to help you set goals for 2016.<p>A growing number of companies, including GE, Accenture, and Deloitte, have done away with the annual review, opting instead for quicker feedback via monthly or …

Do You Have What It Takes to Help Your Team Be Creative?

Competencies testing and training has proved invaluable in business ever since Harvard psychologist David C. McClelland got the ball rolling in the 1970s. Invariably, we have learned that murky human performance categories like sales ability and leadership can be broken down into skill sets that …

How to Master the Art of Being Happy in 6 Steps

<i>Happiness in life is the ultimate goal. There are many roads to achieving peak happiness and our friends at YourTango have listed just a few to inspire you.</i><p><b>Stop looking and start DOING!</b><p>Happiness seems to be the ultimate — yet most elusive — of goals.<p>We want to be happy with our family, work, …

My Solo Adventure in Paris After the Terror Attacks, and How Locals Can Help Travellers Explore Safely

When I was invited on a trip to Paris by Airbnb and Trip4Real not two weeks after the devastating terror attacks which took the lives of over one …

This Is What Will Happen When You Become a Minimalist

I have a confession to make. I used to be an addict. Not to alcohol, drugs or any other substance; I was addicted to stuff.However, after gradually …

The Sharing Economy is People Fueled and Cloud Powered

Sharing technology is all around us. Some well-known companies like Uber (get a ride) and AirBnB (get a room) have mastered it, providing utility and …

Sharing economy threatened as insurers unable to calculate level of risk

Industry leaders call for start-ups to disrupt the traditional insurance model to meet the needs of fast-growing sharing economy<p>The sharing economy is under threat because the insurance industry has not kept pace with the growth of the nascent sector, some of the leading players have claimed, …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Cameras

The New Era of Economic Abundance

Recently, I had the privilege of meeting Shareable’s founder, Neal Gorenflo, at the Collaborative Economy Conference in San Francisco. Thanks to …

Doing More with Less

<i>[Photo: Bunch of stuff I just received on a remote island in the Atlantic Ocean]</i><p>When living anywhere is no longer an obstacle to getting exactly what …

Volunteering 'needs to be cool again'

By Felicity Morse <i>Newsbeat social media producer</i><p><b>When you think about volunteering, does the word "boring" come to mind?</b><p>It shouldn't.<p>Kristen Stephenson, from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, says people don't realise there are "fun" roles out there.<p>"Sometimes the perception is that …

How To Make A Killing On Airbnb

Two Airbnb experts offer tips to make your property rain money.<p>There is perhaps no greater example of how lucrative the sharing economy can be than Airbnb. In the six years since its launch the website that lets anyone rent out their homes has propelled its founders—Brian Chesky, Nathan …

Airbnb Property Management & Online Course

This is the best property listing course that I can think of. Two Days after I placed the listing on Airbnb, I got a booking!

Airbnb Rolls Out Million-Dollar Liability Insurance Program For Hosts

Airbnb today announced an additional liability insurance program that will provide U.S. hosts with up to $1 million worth of protection in the case a guest is accidentally injured anywhere in a host’s building or on their property during their stay. The Insurance extends to both hosts and …

Eventbrite: Just the ticket for smaller events

<b>Meet Kevin and Julia Hartz. The husband-wife team run the biggest ticketing service this side of Ticketmaster.</b><p>FORTUNE — When Julia Steen parked in a …

Eventbrite Moves 100 Millionth Ticket

Eventbrite processed its 100 millionth ticket Wednesday, just 13 months after reaching the 50 million mark. Over 35 million of the company’s tickets …

Why Is The University Still Here?

Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis.<p>And yet after years of efforts, we …

Billionaire Sam Adams founder says 3 Harvard degrees didn't prepare him to be an entrepreneur

He spent eight years at Harvard University and got not one, not two, but <i>three</i> degrees — a BA, JD, and MBA.<p>"I never thought of myself as an entrepreneur," Koch told Business Insider. "This was the '70s. Going to Harvard Law School or Harvard Business School was a pretty established path."<p>The next …

Meet the nomadic photographer who has been road-tripping with her dog around the US for the past 7 years

"Ever since I can remember, I have been independent and curious," Turner told Business Insider. "Being on the open road is a feeling I can't get anywhere else. It's a feeling of freedom," Turner said.<p>"The first year is the hardest — if you get through that and want to continue, then the road is for …

India’s smartphone boom is triggering a wave of podcast experiments

Although selling air conditioners kept Abhishek Kumar busy enough, he was still looking for a hobby. A decade ago, a friend from college came up with the idea of bantering with Kumar and then uploading the recorded conversation on the internet and it seemed like a worthwhile side project.<p>So, in …

Seven Books Every MBA Student Needs to Read

The MBA Startup Reading List<p>I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have spent my summer in Palo Alto, California, interning on the data science …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

Gratitude Is Good For The Soul And Helps The Heart, Too

As we launch into Thanksgiving week, consider this: Research shows that feeling grateful doesn't just make you feel good. It also helps — <i>literally</i>helps — the heart.<p>A positive mental attitude is good for your heart. It fends off depression, stress and anxiety, which can increase the risk of heart …

University of California