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The Resource What's mine is yours : how collaborative consumption is changing the way we live, Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers

What's mine is yours : how collaborative consumption is changing the way we live, Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers

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What's mine is yours : how collaborative consumption is changing the way we live
Title
What's mine is yours
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how collaborative consumption is changing the way we live
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Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers
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Language
eng
Summary
In the 20th century humanity consumed products faster than ever, but this way of living is no longer sustainable. This book shows how technological advances are driving forms of 'collaborative consumption' which will change forever the ways in which we interact both with businesses and with each other.
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Botsman, Rachel
Dewey number
339.47
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.C6
Literary form
non fiction
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Rogers, Roo
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Resource allocation
  • Cooperation
  • Economics
  • Consumerism
  • Economics, finance, business & management
  • Society & social sciences
  • Society & culture: general
  • Business & Management
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In the 20th century humanity consumed products faster than ever, but this way of living is no longer sustainable. This new and important book shows how technological advances are driving forms of `collaborative consumption' which will change forever the ways in which we interact both with businesses and with each other. The average lawn mower is used for four hours a year. The average power drill is used for only twenty minutes in its entire lifespan. The average car is unused for 22 hours a day, and even when it is being used there are normally three empty seats. Surely there must be a way to get the benefit out of things like mowers, drills and even cars, without having to carry the huge up-front costs of ownership? There is indeed. Collaborative consumption is not just a buzzword, it is a new win-win way of life. This insightful and thought-provoking new book by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers is an important and fast-moving survey of the dramatic changes we are seeing in the way we consume products. Many of us are familiar with freecycle, eBay, couchsurfing and Zipcar. But these are just the beginning of a new phenomenon. Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers have interviewed business leaders and opinion formers around the world to draw together the many strands of Collaborative Consumption into a coherent and challenging argument to show that the way we did business and consumerism in the 20th century is not the way we will do it in the 21st century
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What's mine is yours : how collaborative consumption is changing the way we live, Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers
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Previous ed.: New York: HarperBusiness, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0010921041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. and updated ed.
Extent
xxii, 280 p.
Isbn
9780007413485
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Label
What's mine is yours : how collaborative consumption is changing the way we live, Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: New York: HarperBusiness, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0010921041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. and updated ed.
Extent
xxii, 280 p.
Isbn
9780007413485
Isbn Type
(ebook)

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