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Recap: A Conversation on the "Sharing Economy" with Neal Gorenflo and Nicco Mele

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The Rise Of The Sharing Economy

Every Wednesday at 4pm PST / 7pm EST (and every once in a while at other times) TriplePundit will take 45 minutes or so to chat with interesting leaders in the sustainable business movement. These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

The sharing economy is a movement of movements emerging from the grassroots up to solve today’s biggest challenges, which traditional institutions can't manage alone. New and exciting solutions are changing how we produce, consume, govern, and solve social problems. In the same vein, the maker movement, collaborative consumption, the solidarity economy, open source software, open government, and social enterprise are a few of the movements showing a way forward based on sharing. At the core of this societal turnaround is both modern and infinite wisdom – "that it’s only through sharing, cooperation, and contribution to the common good that it’s possible to create lives and a world worth having".

What do you know (or want to learn) about the "Sharing Economy?" On Wednesday, January 29th, TriplePundit’s Founder, Nick Aster, engaged in a conversation with Neal Gorenflo (Founder of Shareable) and Nicco Mele (Founder of EchoDitto). Click PLAY below to watch and learn!

About Neal Gorenflo

Neal is the co-founder and publisher of Shareable Magazine, a nonprofit online magazine about sharing. As a former market researcher, stock analyst, and Fortune 500 strategist, Neal is perhaps an unlikely voice for sharing. An epiphany in 2004 inspired Neal to leave the corporate world to help people share through Internet startups, publishing, grassroots organizing, and a circle of friends committed to the common good. Neal has become an expert on the sharing economy through entrepreneurship, researchwriting, speaking, and as a avid practitioner. He has consulted with Institute for the Future, Sitra, and Lowe's Home Improvement, and has been featured by NBC Nightly News, Fast Company, Christian Science Monitor, Sunset Magazine, CBS Consumer Watch, and ABC 7 Live. He has recently spoken at SXSW, Sustainable Brands, SOCAP, and ShareNY. His recent writing is featured in YES! Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, The Urbanist, and the anthology Open Design Now. 

About Nicco Mele

Nicco is an entrepreneur, angel investor and consultant to Fortune 1000 companies – is one of America’s leading forecasters of business, politics, and culture in our fast-moving digital age. Nicco’s first book, The End of Big: How The Internet Makes David The New Goliath, published in 2013, explores the consequences of living in a socially-connected society, drawing upon his years of experience as an innovator in politics and technology. Since his early days as one of Esquire Magazine’s “Best and Brightest” in America, Nicco has been a sought-after innovator, media commentator, and speaker. He serves on a number of private and non-profit boards, including the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and Breakthrough.tv. Nicco is also co-founder of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.