Jean Lievens: YouTube (14:48) Lisa Gansky: The future of business is the “mesh”

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Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

NOTE: 2 years ago.  At TED@MotorCity, Lisa Gansky, author of “The Mesh,” talks about a future of business that's about sharing all kinds of stuff, either via smart and tech-enabled rental or, more boldly, peer-to-peer. Examples across industries — from music to cars — show how close we are to this meshy future.

Comment by zasounotsukushi: Information company, not car company – I agree that's what I see for the future. But Zipcar has left some communities feeling abandoned, and didn't do what they needed to make the consumer feel listened to. On top of that, I think there's way more to collaborative consumption than how they were going about it. I like the final point – we need transparency and need to share failures. People need to stop picturing a shiny and happy picture of a connected society, cynicism needs to be built in.

Comment by D.S. Wellhauser: Another faux-intellectual re-packaging/re-marketing old ideas with some pseudo-new ideas…TED is Dead.

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