SOCIAL: A string of new businesses have emerged in recent years which have re-shaped parts of how the travel industry operate. But the idea that every company should be thinking about how they can take advantage of the sharing economy is perhaps a step too far - perhaps more of a case of Zeitgeist overload. Read more on Venture Beat.
We are witnessing the emergence of a new industry of collaborative enterprises that let consumers bypass traditional, inefficient companies to get the products and services they want.
Zipcar (automobiles), Airbnb (rooms to rent for vacationers), and BookCrossing (a social book sharing community) all help people find what they want quickly, cheaply, and efficiently — from each other.
From Etsy to TaskRabbit to Lyft, the sharing economy is on the rise. Your customers are sharing products rather than buying them — and that’s a disruption to you.
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