Whatever you call it, the Share Economy, Gig Economy, Collaboration, or Disruptive.Â In the 21st century, it is about Sharing!Â Or is it?
Rachael Botsman in her book entitled Whatâ€™s Mine Is Yours â€“ The Rise Of Collaborative Consumption describes how sharing will dramatically change the economy.Â Simply put; people donâ€™t want to buy a drill, they just want a hole.Â Why buy a drill for a hole when you can share a drill with a friend, rent it from a share library or a cooperative?Â This is a must read book for those serious about the Share or Collaborative Economies.
Icons of this industry, like Uber and AirBnB are often called â€œUnicorns.â€?Â Why? They have raised billions of private equity to disrupt the personal transportation, hotel, and many other industries.Â I have a friend who has a home in Auburn, Alabama and if you know anything about SEC football, you know they have great fans.Â He and his wife are earning as much as $900 per weekend using AirBnb to find fans to share rooms in their house on game weekends. Thatâ€™s great donâ€™t you agree?Â Donâ€™t tell anyone; but they are University of Alabama fans.Â Roll Tide!Â Drivers of their own cars are earning money daily when they share rides with Uber customers.Â Many companies have disrupted their industries with innovation and Apps.
But they ALL DONâ€™T Share â€“ Itâ€™s A Fact! Â All these companies talk 21st century agile disruption but keep the profits for a limited few at the top, like the failing fragile companies of the 20th century! They have just changed the business model but kept all the profits for themselves or a very limited few.
Dr. Robert Needham author or Collaborative Commonwealth and founder of: FreelancerNation.com, CollaborateNation.com, Collaborate CoOp (together, called The Nation) and much more has discovered how to truly and legally share with consumers the profits of any enterprise.Â He values and pays members to engage these platforms.Â Joining these platforms is Free to Basic Members, but Share Members pay a very small fee one-time to share in the profits of the platforms every month!Â Dr. Needham believes this will change the entire Share Community!Â Dr. Needham is also CEO/President of SPECTRUM Advanced Markets, Inc. an international business advisory firm and industry thought leader.