It’s time for the drivers, hosts, and community members to get a piece of the companies that couldn’t exist without them.
Fastcoexist.com, 4 December 2014
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.
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.