Has Sharing Been Hijacked?
It’s not too late to reclaim the sharing economy from those who would use humanity’s desire to share to make a quick buck.
There are positive signs. AirBnB remains the standard-bearer among the largest venture-funded companies in this arena for a community-driven platform. I love what Lily and team are doing with Impossible.com. And we formed Yerdle to make it so easy to swap your things that there’s no need to have a self-storage unit or an over-filled closet. This goes far beyond us. Thousands of not-for-profit technology-infused projects are bringing the wisdom of community organizing to utilize idle assets.
The sharing economy is not a movement to be left only to those who would profit from it. It’s for all of us.