Blog: Neal Gorenflo
I bumped into Sunil Paul, CEO SideCar, at Hub SoMa in San Francisco last Wednesday and we shot this impromptu interview about the progress of his real-time ridesharing service, which is currently in the process of working out significant regulatory challenges.
I'd be surprised if you haven't heard that this Friday is the end of the Mayan calendar. Whether you believe the world will end or not, it’s given many an excuse to reflect on where the human project is and where it should be headed. My friends at New Society Publishers are doing exactly that kind of reflection through a blog carnival.
This article originally appeared on 7x7.com and is reprinted with permission.
Occupy Wall Street broke a silence. What was long only whispered between friends was shouted from the centers of hundreds of cities across the globe — that a grand economic experiment has failed. A gaping chasm has opened up between the rich and the rest, and citizens no longer believe that widespread prosperity will be achieved through the growth-centered economic policies of decades past. Moreover, these policies also mean ecological suicide. Thus, Occupy Wall Street signals the beginning of the end for the troubled experiment that was prosperity through growth.
The sharing economy is in a regulatory crisis. Airbnb’s hotel tax issues, the cease and desist orders slapped on peer mobility apps Sidecar and Lyft, and other brushes with the law have catalyzed a flurry of organizing and dialogue about sharing economy regulation.
Below are all the stories in Shareable's anthology, Share or Die: Voices of the Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis. Our anthology is two years in the making with most of the stories commissioned by Shareable specifically for the book. The stories are largely by young adults to help young adults gain perspective on their situation in today's world and find paths out of economic precarity.
This article originally appeared in the just-published anthology, The Wealth of the Commons.
After two action-packed years with Shareable, Milicent Johnson, our dynamic and inspirational community manager, is headed in new directions.
She spent her last day with us recently. And we're celebrating her contributions to Shareable tonight 5:00-7:30pm at Mr. Smiths (34 7th Street, San Francisco). If you're nearby, please join us!
After two months, 41 sharing stories, 1,158 votes, an intense round of judging, and over 10,000 views on our contest pages, the results of our Share or Die Storytelling Contest are in.
Academics Fleura Bardhi (Northwestern University) and Giana M Eckhardt (Suffolk University) recently published findings about collaborative consumption in the Journal of Consumer Research based on interviews of 40 young, urban, Boston-area Zipcar users.
Neal Gorenflo 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.