La sharing economy´´, letteralmente economia della condivisione, detta in italiano anche ´´consumo collaborativo´´, è una tipologia di rete economica emergente nella quale le persone condividono le risorse - come strumenti, servizi e abilità -, spesso a un costo significativamente inferiore rispetto a quello di mercato. Il concetto chiave è ´´condividere guadagnando. In genere, questo tipo di accordi consente ai partecipanti di condividere fra di loro prodotti o servizi, mettendo il concetto tradizionale di proprietà in secondo piano. Con questo nuovo modello economico si promuovono stili di vita che prediligono il risparmio o la ridistribuzione del denaro e che favoriscono la socializzazione e la salvaguardia dell´ambiente. In alcuni casi consente alle persone di usufruire di beni di valore, come ad esempio una macchina, senza esserne proprietari, mentre per altri costituisce un´opportunità di guadagnare sfruttando i beni o le capacità a disposizione. Tutti possono partecipare alla sharing economy e probabilmente lo facciamo già anche senza rendercene conto. La nascita del fenomeno ha delle precise motivazioni tecnologiche, economiche, politiche e sociali. Internet ha sicuramente cambiato il rapporto fra i consumatori e i beni, rendendo possibili e sempre più comuni molte transazioni economiche fra persone che si trovano geograficamente distanti. La crisi economica e le sue conseguenze in termini di precariato e crollo del potere d´acquisto sono un altro dei motivi per cui le nuove piattaforme, che consentono dei risparmi consistenti, sono diventate popolari. Inoltre, il consumo è diventato un progetto centrale nella vita delle persone, ma anche il ridimensionamento del ruolo dello Stato e il suo adeguarsi alle logiche di mercato è un fattore che ha favorito la diffusione delle piattaforme di condivisione. 1. Italian. Maurizio Cardillo. http://samples.audible.de/bk/arit/000206/bk_arit_000206_sample.mp3.
Sharing isn´t new. Giving someone a ride, having a guest in your spare room, running errands for someone, participating in a supper club - these are not revolutionary concepts. What is new in the ´´sharing economy´´ is that you are not helping a friend for free; you are providing these services to a stranger for money. In this book, Arun Sundararajan, an expert on the sharing economy, explains the transition to what he describes as ´´crowd-based capitalism´´ - a new way of organizing economic activity that may supplant the traditional corporate-centered model. As peer-to-peer commercial exchange blurs the lines between the personal and the professional, how will the economy, government regulation, what it means to have a job, and our social fabric be affected? Drawing on extensive research and numerous real-world examples, Sundararajan explains the basics of crowd-based capitalism. He describes the intriguing mix of ´´gift´´ and ´´market´´ in its transactions, demystifies emerging blockchain technologies, and clarifies the dizzying array of emerging on-demand platforms. He then considers how this new paradigm changes economic growth and the future of work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vikas Adam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006045/bk_tant_006045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The news is full of their names, supposedly the vanguard of a rethinking of capitalism. Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, and many more companies have a mandate of disruption and upending the ´´old order” - and they’ve succeeded in effecting the ´´biggest change in the American workforce in over a century”, according to former secretary of labor Robert Reich. But this new wave of technology companies is funded and steered by very old-school venture capitalists.In What’s Yours Is Mine, internationally acclaimed technologist Tom Slee argues the so-called sharing economy damages development, extends harsh free-market practices into previously protected areas of our lives, and presents the opportunity for a few people to make fortunes by damaging communities and pushing vulnerable individuals to take on unsustainable risk.This revised and updated edition of Slee’s original ´´smart and searing critique” includes a new foreword by the author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathalie Toriel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ecwp/000598/bk_ecwp_000598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you participating in today’s sharing economy with AirBNB? Thinking about jumping in? But something is there in the background holding you back from getting started or expanding your dreams.... I know what you mean; we all know what you mean. Short Term Rental Success Stories from the Edge, Vol. 1 is a collaboration of some of the greatest minds geared for entrepreneurial success of our time. These authors are sharing their secrets to short-term rental success, business breakthroughs, unprecedented personal success, and unlimited human potential. This audiobook will undoubtedly uplift, empower, and motivate you to take action to help you fulfill your short-term rental dreams. These are today´s leading experts who have contributed to this audiobook: Gladys Jeannette, Matt Malouf, Crystal L. Reed, Kathy Hansen, Kim Ottone Tank, Kevin Borgersen, Jeanette Lytle, Thao Khut, and Thomas Blouin. This audiobook will: Help you find inspiration Ignite some passion to get started (or move forward) Challenge you to take action Walk a mile in some else’s shoes Inspire you to overcome the fears or roadblocks in your business and life Possibly find a cool and unique place to stay (with one of the authors!) This audiobook will not: Help you optimize your listings Manage your bookings or charge more money Increase your side income Provide any sort of tax, legal, or other professional advice Don’t let go of the important things in life, and get out there and achieve your dreams in this sharing economy. Whether it’s AirBNB, VRBO, Flipkey, or something else, get up, get started, and get moving. Short-term rentals can make a huge difference in your life and lifestyle; don’t let fear stop you. Conquer it and crush it ASAP; let these authors help with that now; these are their stories. Get your co 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Plank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138560/bk_acx0_138560_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reputation is power. Your reputation defines how people see you and what they will do for you. It determines whether your bank will lend you money to buy a house or car; whether your landlord will accept you as a tenant; which employers will hire you and how much they will pay you. It can even affect your marriage prospects. And in the coming Reputation Economy, it´s getting more powerful than ever. Because today, thanks to rapid advances in digital technology, anyone access huge troves of information about you - your buying habits, your finances, your professional and personal networks, and even your physical whereabouts - at any time. In a world where technology allows companies and individuals alike to not only gather all this data but also aggregate it and analyze it with frightening speed, accuracy, and sophistication, our digital reputations are fast becoming our most valuable currency. Here, Michael Fertik, CEO of Reputation.com and one of Silicon Valley´s leading futurists will draw on the insider tools, insights, research, and secrets that has make Reputation.com the leading reputation management firm, to show how to capitalize on the trends the Reputation Economy will trigger to improve your professional, financial, and even social prospects. You will learn: What keywords to put in your resume, performance review, and LinkedIn profile to come up at the top of potential employers´ search results. How to curate your on and offline activity in way that will reduce the premiums calculated by insurers, lenders, and investors. Tricks that will get you express or VIP treatment at banks, hotels, and other exclusive special offers. Ways to improve your review or rating on sharing or peer review sites like Yelp or Angie´s List, or your standing - as buyer or seller - on sharing economy sites like AirBnB or Uber. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006708/bk_brll_006708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It may be hard to believe in an era of Walmart, Citizens United, and the Koch brothers, but corporations are on the decline. The number of American companies listed on the stock market dropped by half between 1996 and 2012. In recent years we´ve seen some of the most storied corporations go bankrupt (General Motors, Chrysler, Eastman Kodak) or disappear entirely (Bethlehem Steel, Lehman Brothers, Borders). Gerald Davis argues this is a root cause of the income inequality and social instability we face today. Corporations were once an integral part of building the middle class. He points out that in their heyday, they offered millions of people lifetime employment, stable career paths, health insurance, and retirement pensions. They were like small, private welfare states. The businesses that are replacing them will not fill the same role. For one thing, they employ far fewer people - the combined global workforces of Facebook, Yelp, Zynga, LinkedIn, Zillow, Tableau, Zulily, and Box are smaller than the number of people who lost their jobs when Circuit City was liquidated in 2009. And in the ´´sharing economy´´, companies have no obligation to most of the people who work for them - at the end of 2014 Uber had over 160,000 ´´driver-partners´´ in the United States but recognized only about 2,000 people as actual employees. Davis tracks the rise of the large American corporation and the economic, social, and technological developments that have led to its decline. The future could see either increasing economic polarization, as careers turn into jobs and jobs turn into tasks, or a more democratic economy built from the grass roots. It´s up to us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Hoyt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055846/bk_acx0_055846_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the last five years, the world of work has changed dramatically. Thanks to technology companies like Uber, Airbnb, TaskRabbit, and Instacart, the new ´´gig economy´´ seems to constantly be in the news. But most of the media focus is on the low end of the skill spectrum; little attention is being paid to the best-in-class professionals who have chosen an independent path. New digital talent platforms are developing at a rapid clip with a wide variety of business models, many catering to very precise, high-value skill sets. Thriving in the Gig Economy is an actionable guidebook outlining ways to maneuver in this new world to create a path that optimizes success. You will learn: The differences between the gig economy and the sharing and on-demand economies. The best ways to work with digital talent platforms and traditional consulting intermediaries. Commonsense logistics around digital branding, contracts, and employment issues. The tools and services to enhance your practice. The growth in this marketplace is exponential, and Thriving in the Gig Economy is one way for you to take advantage of all its potential. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009361/bk_brll_009361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A series of shifts are happening in our economy: Millennials are trading in conventional career paths to launch tech start-ups, start small businesses that are rooted in local communities, or freelance their expertise. We are sharing everything, from bikes and cars, to extra rooms in our homes. We now create, buy and sell handcrafted products in our local communities with ease. CEO of Imperative Aaron Hurst argues in his latest book that while these developments seem unrelated at first, taken together they reveal a powerful pattern that points to purpose as the new driver of the American economy. Like the Information Economy, which has driven innovation and economic growth until now, Hurst argues that our new economic era is driven by connecting people to their purpose. It´s an economy where value lies in establishing purpose for employees and customers through serving needs greater than their own, enabling personal growth and building community. Based on interviews with thousands of entrepreneurs, Hurst shows this new era is already fueling demand for a whole host of products and services and transforming how Millennials view their careers. A new breed of startups like Etsy, Zaarly, Tough Mudder, Kickstarter, and Airbnb are finding new ways to create value by connecting us with our local communities. At the same time, companies like Tesla and Whole Foods are making the march from just appealing to affluent buyers to becoming mainstream brands. Hurst calls these companies, along with the pioneering entrepreneurs who founded them, the Purpose Economy´s taste-makers. This book is at once a personal memoir of Aaron Hurst´s own awakening as a purpose driven entrepreneur, when he left a well-paying tech job in 2001 to launch Taproot, creating a pathway for millions of professionals and Fortune 500 companies to volunteer for nonprofits. It´s also a blueprint for a new economic era that is transforming companies, markets and our careers to better 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darryl Hughes Kurylo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017525/bk_acx0_017525_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.