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.
Creative/Collaboration as a New Participatory Paradigm? After 6 months of thinking *very hard* about the more controversial things of life, like democracy, creativity and the future of society, *quietly to myself*, I suddenly find myself almost ready to ‘think out loud’ again and publish some unfinished thoughts for others to consider. While this can feel very risky at times I consider that collaborative and public conversations around some of these difficult topics holds enormous value – so I invite you to agree, argue and criticise the ideas and suggestions below as strongly as possible – with a view that this process toughens thinking - hopefully making it more robust and useful. Recap of earlier thinking
How To Design For The Sharing Economy The definition of ownership is changing. We are becoming less interested in owning products and accumulating wealth through long-term purchases. Instead, we crave experiences, seeking out things without much of a financial or time investment, and have a newfound appreciation of bargains and second-hand possessions (a song about thrifting is leading the Billboard charts as I am writing this). We increasingly consume products and services through renting, sharing, and purchasing subscriptions. Being “socially connected” is no longer just about having a lot of people to share your news with; these days, it’s about having a lot of people to share your stuff with--either for free or at a fraction of the market fee. It’s about collaborative consumption.
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?]
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