Collaborative Consumption

The sharing economy - fish
Sharing economy – Yours, mine – no matter: sharing instead of owning

Humans have been bartering and swapping goods since cavemen loaned out the first thigh bone. But the internet has kicked sharing to new heights. The explosion of peer-to-peer networks -...

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Neighbors used to share a cup of sugar
Neighbors used to share a cup of sugar

Can you imagine opening the door these days to your neighbor standing there asking to share a cup of sugar? Or is it just a remedy from the old days?...

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trust is key In the sharing economy
In the sharing economy building trust is key

Where there is trust, there can be collaboration In the sharing economy building trust - along with convenience - is one of the biggest factors. The fastest growing startups in...

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sharing economy - hole in the wall
In the sharing economy convenience is a huge factor

Don't need a drill Hamburg - Germany's 2nd largest city - has 1.800.000 inhabitants. How many drills are there in this city? Probably orders of magnitude more than we actually...

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The sharing economy
The drivers behind the rise of the collaborative economy

I don't need a drill. I need a hole The past few years have witnessed the rise of what’s called collaborative economy which implies sharing of physical, virtual and intellectual...

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Slideshare presentation: The rise of the sharing economy

Once upon a time Once upon a time, one fundamental of the economy was pretty simple.  If you wanted something, you bought and owned it. But now we have the rise...

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Peer-to-peer booking sites
Peer-to-peer booking sites a threat to hotel business

In the last couple of years, we have seen the launch of several peer-to-peer services. From peer-to-peer accommodation, peer-to-peer lending to peer-to-peer task, the internet is turning us from consumers...

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The share economy – The growth of bike sharing is exceptional

The growth of bike sharing is exceptional From social lending, peer-to-peer hotels,  peer-to-peer task, bike sharing and car sharing, the rise of the share economy is reinventing not just what we...

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The consumer powered revolution – The rise of the share economy

The rise of the share economy is quietly turning millions of people into part-time entrepreneurs, and disrupting old notions about consumption and ownership. From social lending, peer-to-peer hotels and car...

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Peer-to-peer task
New business models will emerge – Peer-to-peer task

Collaborative consumption – shared economy - have already disrupted outdated modes of business. From social lending, peer-to-peer hotels and car sharing, collaborative consumption is reinventing not just what we consume...

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collaborative consumption disrupt traditional business models
Will collaborative consumption disrupt traditional business models

Collaborative consumption - shared economy - describes the rapid explosion in traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping reinvented through network technologies on a scale and in ways...

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Do companies have to join the sharing economy

The internet has evolved from communication to social media and the new shared economy. Right now, customers are sharing media and ideas on social technologies, but in the future, they’ll...

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