Has Sharing Been Hijacked?

Check out this article that I wrote with lily cole on the current state of the sharing economy.

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.