Your mother’s right, it’s good to share

sharing economyThere is a digital and burgeoning offline movement towards working together and sharing resources, rather than doing it all and owning it all and three (3) of the major movements in this new non-ownership meme are known as collaboration, co creation and the sharing economy.

In this week’s on-air discussion David Dowsett of ABC radio Wide Bay and I take a look at how to have “stuff” without owning it, or how to get more use and profit out of “stuff’ you own but aren’t using to its full capacity

It is not a communist or hippie throwback, but rather a twist on doing, having, renting and borrowing.

We took a quick tour through some websites and apps that collaboratively design t-shirts, jewellery, cars, solve scientific conundrums, seek funding for inventions, borrow homes, find local people to guide you around tourist destinations, short-term usage of people’s cars, borrow their dogs, rent space in their garages and homes and many other things you might need, but don’t want to own.

This collaborative mindset is also spreading itself into boardroom thinking by not only influencing resource ownership, but also in opening the possibility to co-creating products, services and business activities.

Take a listen now…

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