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How the Sharing Economy is Reshaping the Business Services Sector

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.19.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Lyft created an express pay program that lets its drivers get paid daily if they wish. Airbnb has at least one host in each of Chicago's 50 wards and,...

Opportunities in Sharing Economy for You

Milena Milićević | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Milena Milićević

What brands come to your mind when you hear the term sharing economy? Maybe Uber, Etsy, TaskRabbit, Airbnb and dozen other companies which only half-a-decade ago were start-ups on a mission to challenge incumbents in well-established industries.

Five Lessons Retailers Can Learn from the Sharing Economy

William Morrow | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Image Source Retailers can learn from the success and mistakes made by new emerging companies in the sharing economy. Companies like Uber and Airbn...

Why the Future Will Feel More Like the "Good Old Days" Than You Think

Michael Schein | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Michael Schein

As technology continues to change the ways both individuals and organizations interact, people increasingly look back with fondness on the "good old days." Recently, certain companies have been capitalizing on this nostalgia in some very unusual ways.

Involvement Growth as an Alternative – from Balance Sheets to a Balanced World

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Vikash Bakrewala, Member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow Community. The pursuit of economic growth has shifted; the focu...

Regulating Online Platforms: Where, Not Whether, to Draw the Line

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 07.01.2016 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

We all want to keep the internet as open, as flexible, as innovative, and as valuable as possible. And many of us assume that this means the net should be subject to no regulation at all.

The Sharing Economy Is Helping Our Wallets And The Environment

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

In order to try and share resources, cut down on costs, and even help the environment, the sharing economy was created. People have found advantages to offering their services and products for a good price.

Retelling Urban Mobility - South to North

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Jens Martin Skibsted

Cities are important because that's where the majority of the world's population lives and an even bigger share of the global economy resides. How peo...

Amsterdam's Sharing Cities Roundtable: Going Deeper

April Rinne | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
April Rinne

The sharing economy is about much, much more than Airbnb or Uber. We should know that.

Bringing A French Touch To Business In New York

Sparknews | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business

The cities that come to mind when one thinks of words like innovation, startup, fablab, fintech, greentech, cleantech, or smarttech, are often New York or San Francisco--but rarely Paris. Nevertheless, France, as the world's sixth largest economy and Paris, as a hub for businesses that are mobilizing the sharing economy, is a place where startups are booming and where it is just as likely the next world-changing innovation could come from.

The Gig Economy Is a Rigged Economy

Cameron Conaway | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Cameron Conaway

The gig economy is still part and parcel of the larger rigged economy -- where huge swaths of the U.S. middle class have remained economically stagnant for 20 years, union membership has been declining for decades, and income inequality has reached a 30-year high.

The Sharing Economy Can Transform Economic Development

FOMIN | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact

By Brigit Helms and Anabella Palacios Brigit Helms, the general manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund, also has served as the director of SPE...

Stressed Out? Helps You Find Peace With a Wellness Retreat

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Steve Mariotti

The sharing economy has many critics but one of the most interesting benefits it provides is the ability to quickly and easily connect with a good or service in a very individual way.

Misguided Steps in Efforts to Harness the "Gig Economy"

Donald J. Polden | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Donald J. Polden

Open up a legal or business paper today, and you'll notice they are filled with articles on attempts to understand the emerging "gig" or sharing econo...

Uber versus Cities: Let's Discuss Without Forcing into Political Silos

Julie Irwin | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Julie Irwin

Last Monday Uber and Lyft left Austin because they lost an election on a proposition that would have allowed them to use their own background checks instead of using the city's fingerprint-based system.

The Sharing Economy Goes B-to-B

GreenBiz Group | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
GreenBiz Group

By Joel Makower The following is an excerpt from the GreenBiz State of Green Business Report 2016. If you Google the terms "Uber for X" or "Airbnb fo...

Lyft and Uber Pull Out of Austin, But Deceptive Pricing is Here to Stay

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Christopher Elliott

If you thought comparison shopping was hard with traditional travel companies, just try the sharing economy. Lightly regulated companies such as Airbnb and Uber can make it as difficult as traditional travel sites -- and sometimes even harder -- to determine the final price you'll pay, let alone compare prices on other forms of transportation or accommodations.

The King of Parking Spaces: How this Entrepreneur is Disrupting the UK's Sharing Economy

Brian Hughes | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Brian Hughes

Image source: PhotoDune Most college students who earn extra money through a part-time job don't see their work as a long-term career: it's just a me...

How Libraries -- Yes, Libraries -- Are Helping People Ditch Stuff They Don't Need

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green

Have you ever checked out a sewing machine from your local library? What about a guitar or a 3D printer? If you haven't, you might soon. Public libra...

Why ClassPass' Price Increase Is Better For Everyone

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business

For a little while, endorphin addicts across New York City achieved the dream: Cheap, unlimited exercise classes were available almost anywhere at any...

10 Ways to Win at Budget Travel

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.12.2016 | Travel

You booked a dream vacation and ended up spending way more than you expected. What happened? Yes, it's your vacation and you should make the most of i...

Netflix for Fashion: My Experience With Subscription Clothing

Sarah Flanagan | Posted 04.07.2016 | Style
Sarah Flanagan

The same way that Airbnb is changing the hotel business and Uber, Lyft and Zipcar are making it less appealing for my generation to own cars, subscription clothing will change how clothing brands operate.

Why the Gig Economy Is Sputtering

Steven Hill | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Steven Hill

Many of these Ayn Randian-inspired startups have been kept alive by subsidies of the venture capital kind which, for various reasons, are starting to dry up.

Could 'Uber for Lawyers' Be a Thing?

Ray Brescia | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Ray Brescia

There is one industry that might still benefit from a sharing economy approach, where easier access and less expensive alternatives to incumbent providers might mean consumers will take advantage of the services offered through this industry like never before.

What If the Next President Knew How to Code?

Robin Raskin | Posted 03.24.2016 | Technology
Robin Raskin

The next President doesn't need to learn how to program their own "hello world" (a simple programming exercise used to teach basic syntax) but, they do need to viscerally understand the elements of high tech systems and code.