Collaborative Logistics: Ripe for Disruption I am frequently asked what sectors I think will be next in terms of being disrupted by collaborative business models. Pet care? Mortgages? About the Living Wage Calculator The Living Wage Calculator, Community Economic Toolbox, and Poverty in America websites were developed by Dr. Amy K. Glasmeier and implemented by West Arete. Eric Schultheis, a doctoral student in the Department of Urban Studies at MIT, collected, processed, and aggregated the site’s data. Collaborative Economy I partnered with VentureBeat’s market intelligence arm (VB Profiles) to further develop data on the funding, valuation, and employment impacts to the growing Collaborative Economy, this post originally was posted on VentureBeat’s website written by John Koetsier of VB Insight, I’ve republished their content, to share the key findings and you can find a summary of the research here. Sharing is big business. Big big business.
Four African Teenage Girls Create a Pee-Powered Generator In the past week or so since Hurricane Sandy devastated a large portion of the East Coast, we've seen people get creative about ways to harness power. From sharing outlets on the street , to using bikes as generators , people have come up with innovative ways to charge their cell phones and other items necessary for everyday life. While these ideas were resourceful, none of them are nearly as outside-the-box as what four African teenage girls came up with: a pee-powered generator. During the Maker Faire Africa , in Lagos, Nigeria on November 5 and 6, 14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and 15-year-old Bello Eniola presented their unique proposal.
The 4 Elements of Social Capitalism All of us have been enabled to use social media as the means to build social capital that enhances our individual and our collective economies. Each of our benefits can be significantly enhanced if the “system” of social media is continuously improved. Improvement will only come if we all learn to use appropriate and relevant knowledge to improve the value social media affords us. For our individual and collective “economic systems” to improve each of us must learn to apply methods that improve our social currency as we chart our course aimed at results we want to produce. Improvement of any system requires knowledge.
A Glossary of Emerging Terms in the Collaborative Economy Photo :”Conversation” by Steve Bridger, used with Creative Commons license. Buzzwords, buzzwords, buzzwords! Nothing is more fun than using buzzwords – except one thing: Reading all the buzzwords on a single page. Impress your colleagues at the co-working spot, your tatted Lyft drivers, and your hot Tinder dates with your immense knowledge on the latest hipster technology terms. New Economy Working Group For some thirty years we have been engaged as a nation and a species in a reckless social engineering experiment to test the claims of an extremist economic ideology known as market fundamentalism that advocates laissez-faire market freedom. According to this ideology society is nothing more than a collection of individuals and the public good is nothing more than the aggregation of their individual desires as best expressed through their market choices and their pursuit of the financial means to support those choices. The public interest is therefore best served when we each seek to maximize our individual financial gain in markets unrestrained by regulation and all assets are for sale to the highest bidder. [See What's Your Story?]
About us OuiShare is a global community and think and do-tank. Our mission is to build and nurture a collaborative society by connecting people, organizations and ideas around fairness, openness and trust. We believe that economic, political and social systems based on these values can solve many of the complex challenges the world faces, and enable everyone to access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. OuiShare activities consist of building community, producing knowledge and incubating projects around the topics of communities and the collaborative economy, as well as offering support to individuals and organizations through professional services and education.