Sharing Economy

Peer to peer trading of spare or surplus capacity to provide items or perform services

Generation Share: The Changepreneurs Saving the Planet

Generation Share: The Changepreneurs Saving the Planet

There’s a new generation of entrepreneurs. They see themselves as change-makers, activists building businesses to save the planet. Like Greta Thunberg, they know that time is running out. Fed up with what they see as ‘corporate inertia’, they’re creating breakthrough...

Humans, Robots and the Future of Work

Humans, Robots and the Future of Work

This is a series of blog posts in relation to The Hyperloop of Innovation and Future of Work. First we worked in fields, then factories, and now everywhere and anytime through devices connected to the internet. But what’s next for the future of work? According to Jim...

Self Storage Got Bigger with Spacer

Self Storage Got Bigger with Spacer

An Australian entrepreneur who has created Spacer.com has his eyes on the US shared warehousing space market. Spacer is cost-free to storage space owners, and like Uber and Airbnb, the space renters pay a small transaction fee. I had a chance to connect with Michael...

The crowd economy at work in recreational boating

The crowd economy at work in recreational boating

Among the hundreds of exhibitors at the 2017 London Boat Show are several operating with crowd economy business models. This article features three of them, the oldest being twelve years old and the youngest is a brand new company that launched at the show. Beds on...

Time banking – what is it and why should you bother?

Time banking – what is it and why should you bother?

What's your time worth? Some people might struggle to answer that question. But for time bank members it's a no-brainer: one hour of time equals one Time Credit. Time banking is an old concept that dovetails neatly with the sharing economy. Members offer their skills...