Author: Raz Godelnik
The growing complaints about racial discrimination on Airbnb’s platform bring to mind a new territory the company has yet to explore – corporate social responsibility (CSR).
A Harvard University survey indicates that the majority of millennials don’t support capitalism. Can we learn something from the findings? Should we even take them seriously?
Are ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber a threat to buses and subways, or do they actually boost public-transit numbers? 3p’s Raz Godelnik takes a closer look.
According to a new study, almost 80 percent of young millennials (18-24 years old) “would be more motivated and committed at work if they felt their employer made a positive impact on society.” Is this for real, or just wishful thinking?
Earlier this week Uber drivers rallied in New York City against the company’s decision to cut fares by 15 percent for the popular UberX and UberXL services. As one driver put it: “They call us partners, but they’re treating us like slaves.”
As the end of the year quickly approaches, I started pondering what I’ve learned this year about the sharing economy. I decided to ignore for a minute what I’ve read this year and focus on a resource I’m always keen to learn from – my students.
According to ShopperTalk, in-store sales decreased 10.4 percent over Black Friday weekend (Nov. 26-29) compared to last year. If you’re not a fan of Black Friday this is good news, right?But before you run to open a local, organic bottle of champagne, you need to ask yourself if there is a real reason for celebration.
Last week I attended the New York City Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator’s demo day, where the accelerator’s latest cohort of startups presented themselves to a large audience of investors and venture capitalists. The presentations were great, but one thing caught my attention: None of the startups (well, except maybe one) could be considered a sustainable startup.
Last month in a keynote speech, Malcolm Gladwell presented an interesting paradox: How come, he asked, levels of trust among Millennials are at all time low, while services based on trust, like Airbnb and Uber are flourishing? His explanation leaves something missing.
Amazon announced earlier this week that its Dash buttons are available now for all of its Amazon Prime members. For $4.99, members can buy a button connected to a specific brand and use it to reorder products of that brand. The Dash mantra is as simple as the service: Just press and never run out. But before you start daydreaming of an effortless future, where smart devices make your life so much easier, I’d like you to ask yourself – is this utopia or dystopia?
“This on-demand or so called ‘gig’ economy is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future,” Clinton explained at a recent speech in New York. 3p correspondent Raz Godelnik outlines some positive directions the sharing economy could take to move away from ‘Uberization.’
Earlier this month, the California Labor Commission put forth a ruling that could change the sharing economy forever. While courts consider the employee status of sharing economy companies, Raz Godelnik weighs in on the impact on the movement as a whole.