The Great Unbundling

The Great Unbundling

Rachel Botsman [ TED Banff¬† 17:08 ] Let’s talk about trust. We all know trust is fundamental, but when it comes to trusting people, something profound is happening. Please raise your hand if you have ever been a host or a guest on Airbnb. Wow. That’s a lot of you. Who owns Bitcoin? Still a lot of you. OK. And please raise your

The Trust Economy

The Trust Economy

Rachel Botsman [ TED Edinburgh 19:39 ] If someone asked you for the three words that would sum up your reputation, what would you say? How would people describe your judgment, your knowledge, your behaviors, in different situations? Today I’d like to explore with you why the answer to this question will become profoundly important in an age where reputation will be your

Collaborative Consumption

Collaborative Consumption

Rachel Botsman [ TEDxSydney 16:27 ] Today I’m going to talk to you about the rise of collaborative consumption. I’m going to explain what it is and try and convince you — in just 15 minutes — that this isn’t a flimsy idea, or a short-term trend, but a powerful cultural and economic force reinventing not just what we consume, but how we