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Peers, Inc., how people and platforms are inventing the collaborative economy and reinventing capitalism, Robin Chase

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Peers, Inc., how people and platforms are inventing the collaborative economy and reinventing capitalism, Robin Chase
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 261-277) and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Peers, Inc.
Oclc number
891609321
Responsibility statement
Robin Chase
Sub title
how people and platforms are inventing the collaborative economy and reinventing capitalism
Summary
When Robin Chase cofounded Zipcar, she established the foundation for one of the most important economic and social ideas of our time: the collaborative economy. With this important book, she broadens our thinking about the ways in which the economy is being transformed and shows how the Peers Inc model is changing the very nature of capitalism. When the best of people power is combined with the best of corporate power to form "Peers Inc" organizations, a potent creative force is released. The "Inc" in these collaborations delivers the industrial strengths of significant scale and resources, and the "Peers" bring together the individual strengths of localization, specialization, and customization, unlocking the power of the collaborative economy. When excess capacity is harnessed by the platform and diverse peers participate, a completely new dynamic is unleashed. Chase casts a wide net, illuminating the potential of the Peers Inc model to address broader issues such as climate change and income inequality, and proves the impact that this innovative economic force can have on the most pressing issues of our time.--From publisher description
Table Of Contents
Part I. The building blocks. "Hello, Zipcar. This is Robin" : my three theses ; Excess capacity : abundance in a world of scarcity ; Platforms for participation : simplify, organize, empower ; Peer power : localize, customize, specialize ; Bringing it together : the three miracles -- Part II. Execution. From scratch : learning, power sharing, and building a Peers Inc organization ; For the people : engaging government ; Embracing the change : evolving legacy institutions -- Part III. Transforming our future. Who has the gold? : democratizing power and wealth ; Addressing our biggest challenges : climate change and sustainability need Peers Inc ; What happens next? : the collaborative economy
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