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How Your Business Can Get in on the Sharing Economy

How Your Business Can Get in on the Sharing Economy | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

The collaborative or sharing economy is an economic model where ownership and access are shared between corporations, startups, and people. The result? New products, services and business grow in a new way.


According to a recent report from Altimeter Group, the sharing economy is a $2 billion industry already.


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About Dare Care Share

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This topic highlights new ways of doing business, innovative business models, and organizational ecosystems that are commited to the values of dare, care and share.  


The fundamental idea is that the more you give, the more you get. The more you share, the more they care. The more you dare, the more is there for you.






You're welcome to connect via: 

 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kennethmikkelsen


Google+: https://plus.google.com/+KennethMikkelsen


Twitter: www.twitter.com/LeadershipABC

 

I hope you'll be inspired.

 

Enjoy!

 

Kenneth

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The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World

The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

The Purpose Economy describes how a new type of economy is taking shape, one that will emphasize serving the people.


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By choosing work rich in purpose, we become vulnerable. Vulnerability is at the core of being human. It will require a new kind of leadership to find creative ways to make it safe to be vulnerable. This is the riddle of leading in the Purpose Economy.


This post is an excerpt from Aaron Hurst's book, The Purpose Economy.


You can follow Aaron on Twitter here: @Aaron_Hurst


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Susan Cain: How to Overcome the Fear of "Putting Yourself Out There"

Susan Cain: How to Overcome the Fear of "Putting Yourself Out There" | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

In honor of Arianna Huffington's marvelous book THRIVE, I want to write about a very specific aspect of well-being: freedom from fear of sharing one's ideas.



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I recommend that you also watch Susan Cain's TED Talk, The Power of Introverts.  

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7 Award-Winning Organizations Driving Social Change Throughout The World

7 Award-Winning Organizations Driving Social Change Throughout The World | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

This year's winners of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship are making an inspiring impact.


Great list of inspirational companies. 

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Engaging in a Global Purpose

Engaging in a Global Purpose | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

The U.N. estimates that there are about 57 million children, worldwide, not attending school. Vikas Pota, the Chief Executive of the Varkey GEMS Foundation, says that the bigger crisis that exists in education is not that millions of children are not in school, but that hundreds of millions go to school and don't learn anything.

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Why We Should All Be Talking About Global Sharing

Why We Should All Be Talking About Global Sharing | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Today, it seems that the idea of sharing is being discussed in almost any context except the political economy. This may be understandable, but if we're serious about ending poverty and healing the environment perhaps it's about time that we all start talking about global sharing.

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Moving Toward a Circular Economy

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In this narrated slideshow, McKinsey alumnus Markus Zils explains how the circular economy encourages companies to seek ways of retaining more of the value of the material, energy, and labor inputs that go into their products.

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What is the Creative Economy?

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The Bottom Line, The Sharing Economy

The Bottom Line, The Sharing Economy | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

The Sharing Economy is the topic of discussion for Evan Davis & his guests in the first of a new series of The Bottom Line on BBC Radio 4.


The market is built around renting out your possessions to strangers and entrepreneurs have piled in to enable us to share our homes, cars, bikes, clothes, tools and much more besides. At its heart is the idea that business works better if it collaborates, rather than competes, with other companies.

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Caring, daring and sharing - the future!

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Dare to Disagree

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers - and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.
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Why do we need a team?  Because other people perceive the world differently to us! Without disagreement there is no richness!

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It is easy to be nice when times are good, however your true self comes out when you disagree.


Disagreement handled well can only make relationships stronger, more equal   and longer lasting

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The Solution Begins With Co

Towards a collaborative society and economy. The world’s complexity requires collaboration built on the trust arising from generosity.  

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The Future Of Ownership: How The Sharing Economy Will Change The Way We Live

The traditional narrative of amassing material goods and personal ownership is changing. Driven by economics, a desire for experiences, the dematerialization of reality and the collapse of traditional power structures, people are looking to share objects and experiences while working together to create a better future. 

In the collaborative economy, people are sharing time, knowledge, responsibilities, objects and spaces. 
Collaborative projects, and realtime creation are radically disrupting industries and opening up whole new area of opportunity.

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Social Enterprises Must Move Beyond Purpose

Social Enterprises Must Move Beyond Purpose | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, it was easy for a social enterprise to stand out and get noticed. Early entrants to the space were rewarded handsomely with attention and accolades because of their higher calling and charitable business models. But if you’re a social business trying to differentiate in today’s marketplace, purpose is no longer a golden ticket.

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Naomi Klein: How science is telling us all to revolt

Naomi Klein: How science is telling us all to revolt | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Is our relentless quest for economic growth killing the planet? Climate scientists have seen the data – and they are coming to some incendiary conclusions.


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The Future of Sharing

The Future of Sharing | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Living comfortably has always, to some extent, relied on owning many goods. But this is becoming less and less the case. A new worldwide “sharing economy," composed of startup ventures whose products consumers rent or share instead of own, is blossoming across the globe.


Some sharing services are already quite famous: Zipcar, Craigslist, and AirBnB, for example.


Others are very new on the scene and just starting to gain widespread recognition, such as the book-exchange Web site Paperbackswap.com and the Lego-set-swap site Pleygo.


All these services and more get the spotlight in Beth Buczynski’s new book Sharing is Good: How to Save Money, Time and Resources Through Collaborative Consumption.

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5 Easy Ways To Embrace Collaborative Consumption

5 Easy Ways To Embrace Collaborative Consumption | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it
Collaborative consumption is disrupting outdated modes of business and reinventing not just what we consume but how we consume. If you're ready to explore these sharing alternatives, here are five easy ways to get your feet wet.
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The Collaborative Economy Is Exploding, And Brands That Ignore It Are Out Of Luck

The Collaborative Economy Is Exploding, And Brands That Ignore It Are Out Of Luck | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it
Rides, houses, power tools: You can share almost anything today, and the number of people sharing is growing every day. If you're a company that only sells to consumers and doesn't help them share, you may want to rethink your plans.
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Smart profits, smart values and sustainability from a bank boss who dares to be different

Smart profits, smart values and sustainability from a bank boss who dares to be different | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Anders Bouvin is the boss of the most successful bank you've probably never heard of. And he, like the bank he runs, will challenge your preconceptions.   

    

For starters, this African-born, Swedish chief executive of Handelsbanken's growing UK operation doesn't receive an annual bonus, ...[and] has been with the Swedish bank for 28 years.

    

Most surprisingly, the 55-year-old supports west London's Queens Park Rangers Football Club with a passion intriguing for a Swede who spent the first 10 years of his life growing up in Zimbabwe.

   

….Anders Bouvin…was thrilled to be offered a job…in a company "whose values coincided completely with my own".

    

Those values - long-term-ism, and a philosophy of de-centralization encapsulated in the slogan "the branch is the bank" - seem almost too good to be true in a current banking era of fines, debt crises and outsourced customer service.

  

Big banks, according to the popular narrative, were the primary causers of the global debt crisis thanks to their reckless investment in high-risk mortgage-backed bonds.

    

Handelsbanken says its branches, such as this one in Aberdeen, come first


But Handelsbanken remained above the fray, emerging with a balance sheet strong enough to make European banking regulators purr with delight.


…next to no marketing keeps overheads down and return on equity up.

     

At Handelsbanken returning a share of the profits to long-term staff is also key. If the bank exceeds the average profitability rate of its peers, then surplus profits are put into a fund and distributed to all the staff.

    

Handelsbanken
*  Founded in 1871
*  Has no sales or market-share targets
*  Staff get flat salaries without bonuses
*  Claims to have achieved higher profitability than the average of its rivals for 41 years in a row


...Handelsbanken, headquarter[ed] in London, is expanding to meet increased demand while some of its larger rivals get smaller.


"Many banks are having to absorb huge losses and have had to shrink to repair their balance sheets... and there are clear indications that SMEs [small and medium-sized businesses] are bearing the brunt of this. It's very sad."


All in all, Anders Bouvin appears the least likely candidate for executive burnout you'll ever meet.



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This is yet another positive example of how smart, people-centered values, with decision-making driven down the chain and low hierarchy, can drive profitability and sustainability, even in one of the most traditional industries. More information on comparisons with other business models to follow. ~ Deb


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 26, 3:02 PM

This is yet another positive example of how smart, people-centered values, with decision-making driven down the chain and low hierarchy, can drive profitability and sustainability, even in one of the most traditional industries. ~ Deb

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Rethinking the Global Economy: The Case for Sharing

Rethinking the Global Economy: The Case for Sharing | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

By acknowledging our interdependence and common ethical values, we can build a more sustainable, cooperative and inclusive global economy, argue Rajesh Makwana and Adam Parsons.

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Why Co-Creation Is the Future for All of Us

Why Co-Creation Is the Future for All of Us | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

In a world defined by rapid change, the search for solutions to societal and environmental challenges has become more complex. While market systems have become interconnected and supply chains have become supply webs, public policy and industry norms are not changing as fast. As a result, they are increasingly inadequate tools to govern our societies.

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The Disruptive Nature of the Sharing Economy: Finding the Next Great Opportunities

The Disruptive Nature of the Sharing Economy: Finding the Next Great Opportunities | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

The sharing economy is creating some amazing business models around the use of “other people’s stuff.” Here’s why it will be such a disruptive force in our future, and some of the next great opportunities in this space.

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3 Ways Brands Can Survive The Sharing Economy In 2014

3 Ways Brands Can Survive The Sharing Economy In 2014 | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

The sharing economy is a $2 billion industry that's making big brands feel uneasy. Also known as the collaborative economy, borrowing, lending, reusing, and reselling is moving full speed ahead, and in 2014, large companies and organizations will struggle if they don’t do a few key things to adapt.


As we consume more and more collaboratively here's what brands should be thinking about.

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10 insights on the Ego-2-Eco Economy Revolution

10 insights on the Ego-2-Eco Economy Revolution | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

We live in an age of profound disruption. Global crises, such as finance, food, fuel, water, resource scarcity and poverty challenge just about every aspect of society. Yet, this disruption also brings the possibility of profound personal, societal and global renewal.

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Is Your Business Ready For The Sharing Economy?

Is Your Business Ready For The Sharing Economy? | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

In an economy driven by collaboration customers have already caught on--think Airbnb Spotify or Uber. But it's not just for users: the model is fundamentally changing the way business - and businesses work. 

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Why Even Mainstream Businesses Want a Piece of the Sharing Economy

Why Even Mainstream Businesses Want a Piece of the Sharing Economy | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

The sharing economy is growing -- and mainstream retailers would do well to take notice. The reason collaborative consumption is happening is because systems are broken.

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If anything, retailers are starting to see the potential of recycling or turning in used items and somehow rewarding their customers for being green and sustainable.


Just take a look at the new Motorola Ara. It's a modular phone where you can replace parts: Motorola’s ‘Ara’ platform will let you build your own smartphone block by block


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David Hain's curator insight, November 28, 2013 3:52 AM

We need to be wary of big corporations nationalising and devaluing sharing!  Can they be authentic?