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The Sharing Economy: A Shift Away From Ownership?

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Our Internet-connected world makes it easy for anyone to become an entrepreneur by offering up an unused resource for sale or rent, be it an empty bedroom, a parked car, or a skill. How much of an impact is this culture having on our economy?

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The sharing economy: future or fad?

I am interested to see what impact the sharing economy will have on trust in business. Will these "companies of one" struggle to build trust with customers and business partners as they have no track record? Or will the personal touch build a higher level of "values trust" when customers feel more of a shared connection with organisations? In a more individualistic economy, building and sustaining trust will be crucial and the old ways of "big business" are unlikely to be successful.
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It makes sense to share some things, capital intensive items we rarely use like lawn mowers, sailboats, power boats, and anything which is pretty standardized.  Clubs have been formed for this purpose long ago but now it is easier with technology, so why not share more things?  If we could all share those items we used rarely it could increase the productivity of so much idle capital.  I think it is here to stay.

 

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GSA Begins Car Sharing Pilot Program

GSA Begins Car Sharing Pilot Program | The Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
The General Services Administration (GSA) has selected Enterprise CarShare as a contracted car-sharing vendor for a pilot program in Washington D.C., New York City, Boston, and Chicago.

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Catherine Kargas's curator insight, October 5, 2014 11:44 AM

1 yr Pilot in 4 US cities to assess impacts of car sharing on government fleet. It's only time that all federal, state, county and municipal fleets move to this type of operation.  

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Why Doesn’t Chipotle Do Sustainability Reporting? It Hasn’t Needed To

Why Doesn’t Chipotle Do Sustainability Reporting? It Hasn’t Needed To | The Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
Investors of the burrito chain will vote on a resolution to create an annual sustainability report
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Is CSR for real or just rhetoric as long as it does not interfere with profitability?

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Toilet Trouble at the Sochi Olympics

Toilet Trouble at the Sochi Olympics | The Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
A toilet fiasco bodes ill for the effect of the Sochi Olympics on Russia's global image. 
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Couldn't help but think that this is a totally new spin on the sharing economy.  :-) 

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How Capitalism And Regulation Will Reshape The Sharing Economy

How Capitalism And Regulation Will Reshape The Sharing Economy | The Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
Written by Mike Jones, CEO of Science, a technology studio in Los Angeles. Every story about the sharing economy starts the same way. An individual constrained by the limits and demands of a job has found a way to make an easy living, thanks to .
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Interesting discussion on the sharing economy.  The internet platform suggests that without some government interference this could be a bit of a barter and black market economy.  

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This Week, Exploring The Sharing Economy

This Week, Exploring The Sharing Economy | The Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
Why buy a bike or a vacation home when you can share them? We report on collaborative consumption. (RT @futureofmuseums: All this week, @npralltech explores the #sharingeconomy. I will tune in.

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Why own a bike or a car if you live in a dense city?  It is getting easier not to.  

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The sharing economy and the future of movement in smart, human-scale cities

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One of the defining tensions throughout the development of cities has been between our desire forquality of life and our need to move ourselves and the things we depend on around.

 


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3 Lessons Learned From the Sharing Economy

3 Lessons Learned From the Sharing Economy | The Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
Businesses are increasingly seeing the utility of enterprise services tailored to their needs, creating opportunity for nimble entrepreneurs.

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Bike sharing is pricey: can startup Zagster make it profitable?

Bike sharing is pricey: can startup Zagster make it profitable? | The Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
A startup wants to create bike-share programs when public funding isn’t an option. Working with companies like GM, it has already found a market
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Interesting to see this effort in Motor City Detroit and working with GM.  That is almost like selling Honda's Motorcycles to a Harley Davidson dealer.  I

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How NYC Could Revolutionize Urban Transport By Turning Its Taxi System Into A Sharing Economy - PSFK

How NYC Could Revolutionize Urban Transport By Turning Its Taxi System Into A Sharing Economy - PSFK | The Sharing Economy | Scoop.it

Thanks to services such as Lyft, ride-sharing is now a much more accepted idea, except when it comes to the taxi business. Michael Szell at MIT’s Senseable City Lab, recently found out that 80% of all cab journeys in the city could have been shared. With more than150 million taxi trips taken in 2011, it’s clear that if people embrace the sharing economy, they could have an enormous environmental, and social impact on New York City.



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Tough to imagine changes in NYC but maybe.

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Designing The Innovation Economy: Using Technology To Shape The Future City

Designing The Innovation Economy: Using Technology To Shape The Future City | The Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
With technological change marching forward at a rapid clip, city environments are being reshaped and the urban experience is being reimagined.
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Sharing technology is part of innovation

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The rise of the sharing economy

The rise of the sharing economy | The Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
LAST night 40,000 people rented accommodation from a service that offers 250,000 rooms in 30,000 cities in 192 countries. They chose their rooms and paid for...
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What can we rent or share?  Tools, lawnmowers? our cars? our good cameras?  The internet has made it easier to utilize capital more intensely.   

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The Sharing Economy: A Shift Away From Ownership?

The Sharing Economy: A Shift Away From Ownership? | The Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
Our Internet-connected world makes it easy for anyone to become an entrepreneur by offering up an unused resource for sale or rent, be it an empty bedroom, a parked car, or a skill. How much of an impact is this culture having on our economy?

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This is a great question.

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Why it’s time for the sharing economy to become the sharing society | Impact Lab

Why it’s time for the sharing economy to become the sharing society | Impact Lab | The Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
The “sharing economy” is revolutionizing the way Americans think about ownership and commerce.

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The internet and new apps have allowed us to utilize assets that we don't use full timje, from our cars to homes to our lawnmowers.  I am wondering about the implications of continued refinement in this direction.  It seems to me that it will create greater efficiencies but will it also increase demand for some types of shared items?   

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:33 AM

Collaboration has created the kind of tremendous economic wealth that trend pieces can’t help but gush over. But what has been overlooked is the opportunity to create equally transformative social wealth. It’s time to tap the do-it-yourself freelancer ethic and build social-purpose institutions at the local level. In other words, it’s time for the sharing economy to become the sharing society.