Collaborative Consumption is the latest example of the value of the internet for consumers. Internet has significantly reduced transaction costs of renting anything between individuals. People with expensive and under-used assets can earn extra money by renting them to others. At the same time, those who rent these assets also benefit, because they do not have to buy them and its rental price is lower than in a traditional company. It is no longer about possessing goods but having access to them.
In our next itnig friday, Albert Cañigueral will explain what this new and emerging economic paradigm is, which is already large and disruptive enough so that regulators and companies have become aware of it. What do they have in common Bicing, SocialCar, Airbnb, Dripping or Lyft? How will this affect my business? What are the main challenges?
After Albert's talk two projects of collaborative consumption will be presented:
If you want to know more about the rise of collaborative consumption and get to know this 2 amazing projects, do not miss this itnig friday!
The rise of the sharing economy - The Economist (March 2013)