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2011 Was the Year That Show Beat Tell

Aaron Shapiro | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business
Aaron Shapiro

Looking back at 2011, I see a year where pragmatism replaced hype, where show beat tell, where consumers, the tech community and the marketing industry stepped away from preconceived notions and toward a new reality.

Zipcar Debuts Brand-New Pilot Program -- Only In San Francisco

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.30.2011 | San Francisco

Car sharing service Zipcar has already fundamentally changed the way hundreds of thousands of people across North America and the United Kingdom get a...

The Future Starts With an "F"

Kyra Maya Phillips | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home
Kyra Maya Phillips

As a society, we have been systematically wired and re-wired to abhor failure. But amongst all of this stigmatisation we have forgotten one fundamental fact: the greatest innovations arise from a process of trial and error.

Auto Industry Market Leaders Validate Car Sharing

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco
Carol Pierson Holding

As green pundits bemoan our consumer society, the culture is quietly morphing to slow the amount we buy.

Zipcar Agitates Fragile Relations Between Bicyclists, Drivers

TBD | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

D.C., you're a Zipcar town, with roughly 60,000 Zipsters give or take, so you should take a special interest in this....

The War on Automobiles

Chuck Thies | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Chuck Thies

If you live in the Washington metropolitan area, owning an automobile is a practical adventure well worth experiencing. And it does not have to be an environmental train wreck.

A To-Do List For America

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

14 corporate leaders on what America needs to do next to improve the economy....

Could Well-Being Become Our New Currency?

Marc Stoiber | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Combine the limitations of a finite planet and dubious correlation between wealth and happiness, and you see we're overdue for a bit of a recalibration.

How 'Collaborative Consumption' Is Transforming Startups

MIT Entrepreneurship Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
MIT Entrepreneurship Review

Collaborative consumption market places are everywhere: media, car rental, lodging, staffing, textbooks, apparel, custom graphic design and even finance.

Web Startups Want An Open Internet -- House Republicans Don't

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

In approving the resolution to nullify the FCC's open Internet rules, Republican members in the House show that they don't care if big companies impose unfavorable conditions on start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Has the Business of Sharing Finally Reached the Tipping Point?

Micki Krimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Micki Krimmel

We can't seem to open our browsers anymore without seeing a new article about how peer-to-peer sharing is changing our economy.

Welcome To The World Wide Mesh: Where Access Trumps Ownership

Lisa Gansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lisa Gansky

With all of our ability to connect to each other and the physical world, this is the precise moment when sharing our things could be convenient, relatively inexpensive, and painless.

Goodbye Hyper-Consumption, Hello Collaborative Consumption

Rachel Botsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rachel Botsman

The likes of Zipcar and Netflix have rapidly become household names. But what do the next generation of businesses based on shared resources and reinvented market behaviors look like?

Zipcar Expands Harvard Cars Sharing Program

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

BOSTON — Zipcar will expand its car-sharing service at Harvard University to drivers under 21, a move the company and school said Wednesday will mak...

PHOTOS: 9 Creative Ways To Not Own A Car

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Eco-friendly transportation is no longer merely a fad but now a necessity in greening our lives. Whether your green transportation of choice is your ...

Best and Worst Summer Thrills of the Week: June 28-July 5

Alona Elkayam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Everyone's a hot mess in the city because when it gets hot in New York, people get nasty.

A Day of Disruption, Minus the Disruption at the Wired Business Conference

Courtney Boyd Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Courtney Boyd Myers

We've come to yet another crossroads where we have to ask, technology is awesome and we invented it, but what can it do for us? And more importantly, how can it make us better human beings?

ZipCar Files For $75 Million IPO (POLL)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"It's comeback time for venture IPOs," the Wall Street Journal presciently declared in January. In the first quarter of 2010, the number of U.S. vent...

In Praise of Sleeplessness

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Way back when, night was dead calm if you wanted it that way. No emails, no phones; time to hug your pillow for an hour or two before work.

Car Buying Behavior: The Case of Demotorization

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenny Darroch

A couple of articles have caught my attention lately. In the October 9 issue of the Los Angeles Times, Martin Zimmerman reported the results of a JD ...

7 Inventions That Are Changing The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Digging around for Impact stories can bring up a lot of bad news. Extreme poverty and widespread injustice can seem omnipresent. That's why, today, we...

HuffPost Game Changers: Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Business?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(VOTING IS NOW CLOSED) HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power o...

Christmas Gifts 2009: 13 Great Gifts

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the holiday season upon us, gift-giving can get pretty ugly really fast. From the last-minute frantic purchasing to participating in the consume...

Zipcars Are The New Hooking Up

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

You don't have to insure it, giving it all the appeal of a mistress who won't write a tell-all book.

Jason Linkins

Zipcar CEO Tells CNBC: No One Wants Chrysler, GM Products | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Zipcar's experience reveals what has to be the biggest barrier to reviving these automakers: nobody wants to even borrow their cars for a few hours.