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What Freelancers Can Learn From 'Magic Schlepping Circles'

Sara Horowitz | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Sara Horowitz

Just as observant Jews created a domain that made sabbath work for them, freelancers are creating a domain within the current economy that's all their own.

Why People Rule The World In 2014

Marian Salzman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

People are more empowered now than they've ever been. And they're having their say in ways they've never had before, heard by wider audiences and taken ever more seriously.

Building a Better Economy Is a Shared Task

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Don't let its friendly moniker fool you: the sharing economy is serious business.

The Sharing Economy and the Mystery of the Mystery of Inequality

Dean Baker | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

To encourage efficiency, we would want a proper set of regulations and taxes and have them apply equally to everyone. The point is to encourage people to make profits by providing better products or lower cost services, not to get rich by finding clever ways to evade regulations.

The Business of Sharing: How Technology Is Changing the Concept of Ownership

Danielle James | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Danielle James

With co-working spaces popping up all over the world, and companies like AirBnB and Lyft, we are moving towards a socio-economic system built upon sharing our time, talents, and resources.

Empathy Depletion: An Environmental Hazard

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Harold A. McDougall

It seems more and more clear that sustainable development requires that we look closely not only at how we treat the environment hut at how we treat each other.

A Day in the Life of the Sharing Economy

David Mandell | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
David Mandell

We recently embarked on a project to elevate the awareness of the sharing economy and are proud to share a look into a Day in the Life of the Sharing Economy. This movement is not just a trend, it's a way of life.

Abundant Living: Free Rides and Phone Service

Michael Morgan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Michael Morgan

The term "freemium" is used mostly in the digital marketplace referring to when a product or service is provided free of charge, but a premium is added on for access to special features.

Q&A: Why Does the Sharing Economy Matter?

Rachel Stern | Posted 07.06.2014 | San Francisco
Rachel Stern

Amid a rapidly rising cost of living, many in the San Francisco Bay Area have been embracing the sharing economy movement. Through it, participants di...

Who's Looking Out for Consumers in the Sharing Economy?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The only thing surprising about Airbnb's ugly confrontation with New York's attorney general is that it took six years to get to this point. Despite o...

Lydia O'Connor

Airbnb Faces Near-Ban In San Francisco

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business

Home-sharing supporters gathered outside San Francisco City Hall Tuesday to protest a proposal they said would nearly outlaw short-term housing rental...

Why I Share My Closet With Hundreds of Women

TueNight | Posted 05.21.2014 | Style
TueNight

Shopping is often a carefully strategized, often stressful trip to a department store's dowdy collection or an expensive and time-consuming online perusal.

WATCH: Uber, Sidecar and the Human Touch

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.03.2014 | Technology
Shawn Amos

"The human touch means giving the rider a real fixed price instead of some multiplier that goes up whenever you most need a ride," according to Fred W...

Castoffs and Catwalks: PeersSwaps Launches with New York Fashion Week

Margaret Ryan | Posted 04.13.2014 | Style
Margaret Ryan

I don't believe in fashion mistakes. I've always believed true style requires experimentation and a leap of faith. As a result of this philosophy, I h...

5 Cool Italy Travel Trends for 2014

Kathy McCabe | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Kathy McCabe

I've noticed a few new trends that are giving travelers more ways to experience the magic of Italy from enjoying outdoor adventure to taking Italian genealogy one step further and exploring dual citizenship with Italy.

Who's Behind the Wheel May Help Drive Attitudes on Surge Pricing

Turnstyle | Posted 03.16.2014 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

By Nishat Kurwa (nishatjaan) Photo Credit/Flickr: Tribute/Homenaje The online car service marketplace is already valued in the billions of dollars....

The 10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2013 to Inspire Your New Year

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

There was something almost apocalyptic about 2013. But much happened that was hopeful this year -- a new pope focused on inequality, successful minimum wage campaigns spread across the country, and the number of states allowing gay marriage doubled.

'Welcome' to the Sharing Economy -- Also Known as the Collapse of the American Dream

Steven Strauss | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Steven Strauss

Americans aren't looking forward to their new careers as "micro-entrepreneurs." Being a "micro-entrepreneur" in this brave new world seems instead just a euphemism for being an employee, except with reduced compensation, job security, benefits and protections.

Why Enablers Are the Unsung Superheroes

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Whether it's solving a design issue, designing a machine to enable a process to work, or finding an alternative to a patent, the enabler in a company is the unsung, quiet hero who innovates his way around obstacles that would typically stop mortal men.

R-R- Redundancy -- a New 'R' To Heed

Jacquelyn Ottman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jacquelyn Ottman

At lunch yesterday a colleague asked me what I thought about 'Resilience' as a alternative term for sustainability. I responded that I was still tryi...

The Right Space for the Right Time: Startups and Office Space

David Mandell | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business
David Mandell

A big challenge most startup founders face is simply trying to figure out where to put their business. It seems almost trivial since it's not a core value for the business, but it can often be a huge distraction of both focus and funds. The right answer is -- there is no right answer

The Sharing Economy Fights Back Against Regulators

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not everyday you hear about a grassroots movement that was started with the help of a technology company. You don't usually see progressive acti...

Stranger Danger Shouldn't Stifle Your Business

David Mandell | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
David Mandell

We're conditioned from childhood to maintain a healthy dose of fear of strangers. They're not like us. They could be creepy. But what if they're also the key to your success or growth?

Collaborative Economy Airbnb Loved Over Traditional Hotel Brands

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Jeremiah Owyang

Data shows the crowd gets what they want from each other -- not corporate hotels -- and is lovin' it.

How Airbnb and Uber Could Be the Next eBay and Amazon

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Jeremiah Owyang

These collaborative economy startups like Airbnb and Uber will play a big role in the changing economy, if they continue their growth path, Airbnb is ...