collaborative consumption

5 Lessons My Students Taught Me About the Sharing Economy

As the end of the year quickly approaches, I started pondering what I’ve learned this year about the sharing economy. I decided to…

3p Weekend: 5 Apps and Websites for Sharing Your Stuff

This year, before you max out the credit card buying items you (and the folks on your holiday list) may not really need,…

Report: U.S. Lags on Embracing the Sharing Economy

Approximately 80 million Americans took part in the sharing economy last year – from donating unwanted clothes to charity to renting movies from…

Why Uber is Not Part of the Sharing Economy

I know that it might sound a bit strange, as Uber is one of the more common examples of the sharing economy. But…

Patagonia’s Investment in Yerdle Shows Sharing Economy Maturing

Patagonia has announced an investment in Yerdle, a startup where users can use a smartphone app to give and receive things for free.

‘On the Money’ Describes Structural Changes Coming to Our Economy

Mobile money is changing the financial landscape. Reputation, too, is becoming a digital asset.

Uber Offers Free Rides to Level Lyft

Mere weeks after securing a staggering $258 million in new funding from Google Ventures and TPG Capital, car-booking service Uber is already training…

Enterprise Continues Plunge into Carsharing with Zimride Acquisition

Enterprise Holdings, the car rental giant, acquired the online ride-sharing service Zimride from Lyft, Inc. on Friday, July 12.

Water, Coca-Cola, and the Strategic Power of Collaboration

Water binds us together. Yet only a select few companies realize that collaboration with the public and civil sectors is the only way…

Enterprise Acquires Chicago Car Sharing Service IGO

On May 28, Enterprise Holdings announced that it had acquired Chicago-based IGO CarSharing under terms not disclosed to the public. So is carsharing…

SFO Slaps Cease and Desist Orders on Carsharing Services

Management at San Francisco International Airport has demanded carsharing services such as InstantCab cease and desist operations to SFO.

Tony Hsieh Bets on Tesla for Las Vegas Carsharing Program

Led by Tony Hsieh, Project 100 signed an agreement to include 100 Tesla Model S cars within this futuristic, “complete transportation system" in…

How We’re Applying the Sharing Economy to Education

Andrew Grauer, CEO of Course Hero applies the sharing economy to education through the knowledge marketplace.

The Sharing Economy Hits the Mainstream Media, and That’s a Good Thing

Now leading news outlets are not only discussing the sharing economy: they are touting it, including Forbes and The Economist.

How to Make Money by Helping Consumers Reduce Watts, Drops and Other Waste

There is a lot of opportunity for future-looking businesses to profit by helping consumers save money, time, space, and better their lives by…