14 May '12, 9am

Swap, Don’t Shop: 4 Entrepreneurs Share Lessons From the Access Economy

Swap, Don’t Shop: 4 Entrepreneurs Share Lessons From the Access Economy

The panel closed with an interesting question from the audience about the possible tension between the benefits the sharing economy generates for people on one hand and negative impacts it might have on some industries because people buy less on the other hand. Dr. Tonkinwise replied that most products we have are designed for individual ownership and we haven’t created a decent design, yet, for multiple users, So if you want to build America on manufacturing, get manufacturers to think about the 21st century from a sharing point of view, he added, leaving us with the thought that the access revolution can actually lead us to the next industrial revolution.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/05/swap-dont-shop-4-entr...

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