What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

Rachel Botsman, Roo Rogers

A groundbreaking, idea-fueled, good-news book that explores the rise of a newsocioeconomic phenomenon based on shared resources and collective consumptionthe authors call "Collaborative Consumption."

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Publisher: Harper Business
Publish Date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 9780061963544
ISBN-10: 0061963542
Language: English

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June 06, 2011

➻ Cory Doctorow has laid out an interesting chronology of intellectual property rights since the first part of the 20th century for The Guardian's Comment Is Free interview series. Arguing that Every pirate wants to be an admiral, he tells a story that begins with sheet music composers and ends with the Internet about how elements of every innovation are seen as piracy until they become the mainstream, at which time they begin accusing the next generation of innovators of piracy. Stating at the beginning of the video that "The way to increase the health of the cultural realm is to allow more people to participate in it in more ways," he ends with anxiety that, for the first time in history, lawmakers may end up on the wrong side of the debate between the so-called "pirates" and supposed "admirals. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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"Amidst a thousand tirades against the excesses and waste of consumer society, What's Mine Is Yours offers us something genuinely new and invigorating: a way out." --Steven Johnson, author of The Invention of Air and The Ghost Map

A groundbreaking and original book, What's Mine is Yours articulates for the first time the roots of "collaborative consumption," Rachel Botsman and Roo Roger's timely new coinage for the technology-based peer communities that are transforming the traditional landscape of business, consumerism, and the way we live. Readers captivated by Chris Anderson's The Long Tail, Van Jones' The Green Collar Economy or Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point will be wowed by this landmark contribution to the evolving ecology of commerce and sustainability.

About Rachel Botsman

Rachel Botsman writes, consults, and speaks on the power of collaboration and sharing, and on how it can transform the way we live. She received her BFA (with honors) from the University of Oxford and undertook her postgraduate studies at Harvard University. She has consulted with businesses around the world on brand and innovation strategy, and was a former director at the William J.

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