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Author: Roo Rogers Narrator: Kevin Foley Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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The recent changes in our economic landscape have only exposed and intensified a phenomenon: an explosion in sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping. From enormous marketplaces such as eBay and Craigslist to emerging sectors such as peer-to-peer lending (Zopa), swap trading (Swaptree), and car sharing (Zipcar), Collaborative Consumption is disrupting outdated modes of business and reinventing not only what we consume but how we consume.

While ranging enormously in scale and purpose, these companies and organizations are redefining how goods and services are exchanged, valued, and created - in areas as diverse as finance and travel, agriculture, and technology, and education and retail.

Traveling among global entrepreneurs and revolutionaries and exploring rising ventures as well as established companies adapting to these opportunities, authors Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers outline in bold and imaginative ways how Collaborative Consumption may very well change the world. Anyone interested in the business opportunities and social power of collaboration will enjoy this smart, timely book.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 3/31/2011

    " I was very excited about the subject matter of this book but I found very little insight into the subject. The first two chapters did a good job of explaining the need for a more collaborative approach to consumption but from that point on I found very little to recommend the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 3/29/2011

    " This is one of the most satisfying and hopeful books I have read in some time. This book pushes for collaboration as a way to stave off using up every single resource we have left. The examples they use show how we're already moving in the right direction. Nice, hopeful work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vincent | 3/7/2011

    " I am shelving this book right next to Mary Roach's Stiff as a book that has had a major impact on my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Halle | 1/23/2011

    " Excellent look at new trends of consumption, countless examples of exciting businesses following this new trend with success "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soonghay | 1/2/2011

    " I enjoy this book a lot. There's many case studies related to the subject matter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia | 12/17/2010

    " This is more than just a book - it is a movement that is picking up steam! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olga | 12/4/2010

    " one of the easiest, fastest non fiction reads....fascinating topic of "collaborative consumption" and the potential for a complete shift in our economic paradigm... a more sustainable one. Filled with concrete examples. "

About the Author

Roo Rogers is a serial entrepreneur with five successful startups currently in the marketplace. He is currently the director of Redscout Ventures. He has a combination of operational and venture capital expertise and works across multiple consumer sectors, including media, transportation, and beverages. Rogers has a BA from Columbia College and a masters in economics from University College, London. He currently resides in New York City.

About the Narrator

Kevin Foley, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has more than thirty years of experience in radio and television broadcasting, commercial voice-overs, and audiobook narration. He has recorded more than 150 audiobooks, including River Thunder by Gary McCarthy, for which he earned a Spur Award for Best Audiobook from the Western Writers of America.