31 Jul '13, 1pm

Jeremiah Owyang: Sharing makes for sustainable business

Jeremiah Owyang: Sharing makes for sustainable business

Editor's note: Jeremiah Owyang will speak Oct. 14-17 at the GreenBiz VERGE conference in San Francisco. In May, Jeremiah Owyang lent his car overnight to a young university student, using the RelayRides sharing service to arrange the transaction. The whole process unnerved him on many levels, even though his family was $50 richer the next morning. Owyang couldn't help but think about what the student was doing with his car and whether it would come back in the same condition. But the experience turned out just fine, and the respected industry analyst is planning to hand over his keys again, for much longer periods of time. You can file this under the category of first-person research. After all, in his role as partner at Altimeter Group , Owyang is a vocal proponent of "collaborative economy" theory, which envisions a future in which people won't outright own many products...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/07/31/why-jeremiah-owya...

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