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Sharing is Good: How to Save Money, Time and Resources through Collaborative Consumption Paperback – November 5, 2013
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"Sharing is Good is a perfect primer to the evolving sharing economy." - Andy Ruben, cofounder and CEO, yerdle.
"...a perfect guidebook to explore sharing tools, services, communities, life and work styles. Save money. Stress less. Live richer." -Lisa Gansky, entrepreneur and best-selling author of The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing.
"...few people have actually offered a practical sharing how-to manual for ordinary people, for us, until now. There's arguably no one better to guide us into the sharing lifestyle than Beth Buczynski." -Neal Gorenflo, co-founder, Shareable.net
"Beth Buczynski presents a refreshing perspective to collaborative consumption, making a compelling argument that sharing is a key way to address our concerns about the environment, labor, and the economy. In the face of a society obsessed with consuming, Sharing is Good is a great guide to help all of us start consuming less and sharing more." -Randy Paynter, founder of Care2.com
From the Author
The world is a crazy place right now. We face unprecedented economic and environmental problems. Many of us feel disconnected, and frustrated. We want to fix things, want to help others, want to go after our dreams and build a life full of things that really matter, but we're blocked by the status quo in nearly every direction. Collaborative consumption, or more simply, sharing, is a new twist on old ideas, amplified by the amazing technology we carry in our pockets. The rapidly growing sharing economy represents a shift in both cultural and economic paradigms. By emphasizing access over ownership, and experiences over material possessions, we see that it's possible to spend and waste less without sacrificing individuality or personal dreams. We don't need the CD, we just want to listen to the music. If your car sits in the driveway 23 hours a day, and your neighbor has to take the bus, why not find a way to share. When I discovered the beautiful simplicity of this trend, I wanted to tell the world. Sharing is Good is a conversation about the problems we're all facing, and how we can start to solve them simply by sharing our skills and stuff and ideas. It's a road map outlining the challenges and benefits of collaborative consumption, and provides hundreds of resources that will help readers share in a safe and convenient way. I hope you will enjoy, and share it!
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My favorite part of the book is chapter 6, What to Share. It has about 80 pages (almost half the book!) of examples of items to share and companies that provide related sharing services. For anyone trying to figure out what to share and how to share, this chapter alone is more than worth the cost of the book.
This book is most useful for sharing economy newbies, but even experienced sharers will find nuggets of new and useful information.
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