Sharing Economy: Collaborative Consumption on Flipboard
By Ward Plunet | peer-to-peer, crowdfunding, coworking, 3D printing, new economy, society 3.0
The sharing economy is growing and impacting cities. Collaborative consumption feeds into, and off of, desires for immediate gratification. With “on-demand everything” the way of the present and future, the need for comprehensive and accurate data is paramount.
Service efficiency and on-demand …Economics
Editor’s note: Max Wolff is an economist and investment strategist who is the managing partner and chief economist at Manhattan Venture Partners. Previously, he has served as the chief economist at a leading financial technology and investment firm.
Many high-flying companies are pushing logistics, …Economics
The pervasive ability and need to communicate constantly and globally through the Internet and smartphones is incenting everyone to get more out of …
An April 2015 publication from PricewaterhouseCoopers investigates the potential market impacts of the for-profit sharing economy. (New York Post)
Top image: Enric Duran. Article and image cross-posted from Resilience.org and Bollier.org.
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Steve Schell balances a pair of purple 3-D-printed statuettes of his daughter, Chloe, in his open palms, just about the only parts of his athletic forearms that aren’t elaborately tattooed.
Each hard plastic bust of Chloe reflects a hard-won forward leap in the year-long evolution of Schell’s …
Editor’s note: Dan Ruch is the founder and CEO of Rocketrip.
The foundations of the business-travel ecosystem are under more strain than ever before. U.S. companies are projected to spend $310 billion on business travel in 2015 (up 6.2 percent from last year), but how they spend that money has become …Sharing Economy
Top image: The shared cheese cellar at Jasper Hill Farm. Article and image cross-posted from Yes! Magazine. Authored by Eban Goodstein and Robin …Economics
Editor’s note: Mike Montgomery is the executive director of CALinnovates.
What happens when 80-year-old laws meet 21st-century millennial? We’re about to find out. In California, the state Department of Motor Vehicles threatened the future of ride sharing by dusting off a 1930s law that requires …Uber
Editor’s Note: Christopher O. Hernæs is Vice President of Strategy, Innovation and Analysis of SpareBank 1 Group, Norway’s second largest financialinstitution. He was previously a partner at Core Group, where he worked with strategy development and innovation for Technology, Media, Telecom and …Sharing Economy
Photo credit: Timeout.comGuest post written by Natalie Batlle, Steven Douglas and Emily Elwes, Trip4RealBarcelona: A sharing city on the rise, …Europe Travel
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