The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

“Goodbye Hyper-Consumption, hello ‘Collaborative Consumption’. In Rachel Botsman TEDxSydney talk, we learn how the internet is removing the middle man and making it possible to have a sustainable business plan selling peer-to-peer… Collaborative Consumption is a new socio-economic ‘big idea’ promising a revolution in the way we consume.” — ABC Big Ideas

www.collaborativeconsumption.com

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  1. I haven’t watched the video yet since I’m at work :) so this comment might be off the mark. But for me the concept of removing the middleman can be negative since middlemen provide services and generate jobs that benefit society. If everything is peer-to-peer, small businesses won’t have a chance to survive. I guess this is the challenge of an interconnected world. Anyway I’ll watch the video later and see if my opinion changes.

  2. I saw this when it was aired on ABC2 a few weeks ago. I think what Rachel has done is quite clever.. she’s branded ‘sharing’ and will probably make a bit of money out of it.

    This talk is nothing new, it’s simply telling us what mother’s have been telling their kids since the beginning of time, “be nice and share”.

  3. An example for Collaborative Consumption is peer-to-peer carsharing like on http://www.rent-n-roll.de/ in Germany and http://www.drivemycarrentals.com.au/ in Australia. CC has got an interesting future!

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