But in many areas of business and life, when “everybody” owns something, in practice nobody owns it. Lack of single ownership leads to indecision, which leads to delays and missed opportunities. It’s like throwing a ball into a small group of people that are all capable of catching it. Unless one person asserts themselves as the catcher, nobody will catch it.
There is a massive opportunity for people who wish to serve the planet to take hold of new technological tools and out-invent those who would consume our common assets. We invite you to join us in rewiring the economy so that everyone can benefit from the bounty of the earth. We have trillions of dollars of underutilized resources that need to be unlocked. The challenge of our generation is to get more out of every tomato, drill, mile of road, and hour of boredom. That’s the only way we’ll stretch our resources across 10 billion people. And developing systems that foster cooperation and mutual benefit is fundamental. The benefits belong to all of us.
Is it just us or is there something a bit awkward about marrying ‘sharing’ with ‘billion dollars’? Unless you are sharing a billion dollars, which would be rather cool. In reality it’s millions of people ‘sharing’ to produce a handful of billionaires. Riddled with contradiction, it brings to mind a pseudo-communist dictatorship with a well groomed leader.
Hugo Alves, Product Manager at Impossible.com: “Today, wherever you look, speed and “fail fast” are the mantras. And that’s great, a lot of big companies were built around this urgency vector. But to create a long-lasting company you can’t rely just on speed. You need something that pulls people together, something bigger. You need a purpose. As Simon Sinek so beautifully wrote, “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe”.
If you haven’t yet seen it, this piece from Ed Mayo (CEO of Cooperatives UK and ex-New Economics Foundation and Jubilee Debt Campaign) builds on the Shareable one you post below: https://www.positive.news/2016/economics/19813/how-to-save-the-sharing-economys-soul/