The Collaborative Economy Honeycomb: Interdependencies Create Robust Communities

Written by Priti Ambani

Jul 21, 2014

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Empowered people, connected via the Internet are a socially productive community at the center of the honeycomb graphic produced by Crowd Companies and sharing economy thought leader, Jeremiah Owyang (watch Jeremiah’s keynote address and view his slides at CSW Global ’14 here). Today economic and social drivers powered by technology are helping them share goods, services, food, money, transportation and services – through robust marketplaces.

The reference to a honeycomb is intentional in the context that the sharing economy is interdependent and helps communities become resource efficient, resilient, economically viable and people centric. Take a look at the graphic –

Honeycomb

About Author

About Author

Priti Ambani

Priti Ambani is the Global Media Director at Crowdsourcing Week, a thought leader and prominent writer on social enterprises, start-ups and web 2.0 businesses. Previously, Priti grew Ecopreneurist, a nascent green business blog into a notable social business resource as site director and managing editor. Working from the ground up, she has developed successful business and communications strategies for impact organizations that aim to create social, environment and economic wealth. Priti is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Biological Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Priti lives in the Washington DC Metro area with her husband and sons, is a lover of the outdoors, traveling and from-scratch cooking!

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