When Robin Chase cofounded Zipcar, she not only started a business but established the foundation for one of the most important economic and social ideas of our time: the collaborative economy. With this important audiobook, 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.
In Peers Inc, Robin Chase brings her provocative insights to work, business, the economy, and the environment, showing:
Robin Chase does a good job of going deep into what makes these new economic models work. She lays it out from the platforms to the players to the customers. Narration is super.
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I wished this would have been more about platforms and less about the author's political views. I would recommend Platform Revolution to anyone considering this book. It has some political references and opinions but is segmented into one chapter rather than, as this author chose to do, embedded throughout and a restatement in a political chapter.
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Great book! Includes some of the most important tech trends and explains clearly and persuasively how they are building a new collaborative economy that has the potential to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Robin Chase for president!
Insightful, inspiring. A must read for anyone interested in economics, entrepreneurship or climate change. How will we cope with 9 billion people on the earth's surface? Robin paints an inspiring answer.