Jean Lievens: Collaborative Economy Companies Need To Start Sharing More Value With The People Who Make Them Valuable

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Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Collaborative Economy Companies Need To Start Sharing More Value With The People Who Make Them Valuable

It’s time for the drivers, hosts, and community members to get a piece of the companies that couldn’t exist without them.

Lisa Gansky

Fastcoexist.com, 4 December 2014

EXTRACT

Resilient brands and marketplaces understand that retaining the high performers is key to success for any business. Gett, a new “Uber-like” on-demand ride sharing service claims to cater to its drivers by paying them for every minute they are working. Gett is an on-demand, dynamic marketplace that understands that without providers, they have nothing. So the startups prioritizes drivers’ needs beginning with a compensation “floor”. Power is shifting to the hands from platforms to producers—from the few to the hand of the many.

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Phi Beta Iota: Most “sharing economy” enterprises rip-off the labor element. They are fads feeding on desperation in the context of a US economy where the real unemployment rate is 22.4% not 6 or 7% (see www.shadowstats.com). Labor, land, water, and energy are the four essential ingredients, followed by healthy food, healthy air, and forms of communication and production that are open — affordable, interoperable, and scalable. No one is serious yet about integrating holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering.  When that day comes, we will create heaven on earth.

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