I recently finished reading The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food, a remarkable investigation, journey and manifesto by celebrated chef Dan Barber. The book weaves anecdotes, research, history and opinion into a compelling narrative calling for society to embrace the complexity of an integrated natural ecosystem in which humans can work hand-in-hand … More Abundance & Decentralization Part I: In a world of abundance, to be rich is to be moderate.
On Wednesday, the California Labor Commission ruled that a former Uber driver had in fact been an employee at the company, rather than a contractor, and ordered Uber to reimburse her for costs incurred while an employee at the company. This is a big deal that could put a dampener on the hockey-stick growth currently … More Finding Opportunities in the Uber Economy
I had one of those revelations two days ago that are completely obvious, but have been hidden in plain site. The library was the original institution in the sharing economy. Thinking about it, it’s very obvious. Books are shared amongst users, unlocking value and increasing efficiency. The only differences between the model of a library … More Ramble of the day: The Library is a Sharing Economy Pioneer
Inter-railing around Europe is usually the domain of students trying to “find themselves,” or attempting to seem cultured when they tell their friends they have visited the Louvre, Prague Castle or other grandiose symbol of Europe’s rich history. I went inter-railing around Europe attempting to do just those things, but I came away with something … More The upcoming problems for AirBnB in the US… and how to fix them