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Sharing Economy Growing Pains

The sharing economy is at that awkward age. It’s still got some baby fat, but it’s also growing out of its clothes. The shape of things to come is beginning to take form. One thing seems clear – the name is here to stay. You can argue all you want about whether the...

Morally Muddled Metrics in the Sharing Economy

Maureen Dowd, the NYTimes’ acerbic columnist, turned her attention to the sharing economy in her post Driving Uber Mad. In so doing, she put her finger on a disease that afflicts business in general, and has already infected social media. It highlights the serious...

What’s Driving the Sharing Economy?

What’s driving the turbocharged growth of the Sharing Economy?  And where is it going? While it’s usually harder to predict the future than to explain the past, the sharing economy may be the exception that proves the rule.  There are several competing explanations...