Posts Tagged: "marketplaces"

Trust

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In this post, I summarise some of my notes on the work of Rachel Botsman on Trust. Botsman is the co-author of ‘What’s Mine Is Yours’, which was part of the inspiration behind one of my previous posts (The Sharing Economy – link). She has equally interesting TED talks in sharing...

Innovation Lag

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A few notes inspired by a book I am reading and thought might be a good idea to crystallize it in a post for future reference. Technology often takes off more slowly than what it’s technically feasibility would suggest, being able to do something does not translate to actually doing it,...

The Village Effect

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The human factor is something that I am starting to observe more and more as a ‘premium’ on services where in the past it was a necessity – often because of the lack of technology to replace it. Now, however, even if it might not be a necessity per se,...

The Sharing Economy

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The Sharing Economy is built on people sharing assets – they own or someone else own – to unlock value in their downtime, decreasing therefore the opportunity cost post purchase of having an idle asset without transferring ownership. These under-utilised assets are made accessible online to a community, leading to...