What's Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

Shareable contributor Rachel Botsman and co-author Roo Rogers just released a video previewing What's Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, their new book being released in September about sharing.

One thing I have in common with Rachel is that I've learned that sharing is much bigger than we had thought. In a recent example, I was quite surprised by the growth of bikesharing. According to the video, it's the fastest growing form of transportation. All the major cities in the US has a bikesharing program in development. Who knew?

In addition to quantifying the trend, the video lays out three major categories of sharing reflecting the book's organization:

This schema helps make sense of the space. But however you slice it, there's a whole lot of sharing going on. It's in the billions.

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