Summary of What's Mine Is Yours

The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

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Financial upheaval has created a pathway to a kinder, more introspective era.


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Finding a glimmer of hope in the economic environment is a challenge these days – particularly in the aftermath of the recession. But business writer Rachel Botsman and entrepreneur Roo Rogers make you feel optimistic about the concept of “collaborative consumption” and its potential to alter the way people conduct business – and business relationships. The authors cite many user-friendly marketplaces where consumers share, rent, trade and barter while creating meaningful, human connections. Botsman and Rogers suggest that financial upheaval has paved a pathway to a kinder, more introspective era that will bring out the innate goodness and spirit of cooperation in individuals. Naive or brilliant, you decide. getAbstract recommends this book to marketers interested in how the marketplace is shifting and believes that anyone seeking some positive economic news will enjoy this informative, delightful and uplifting work.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How “collaborative consumption” is changing consumer behaviors
  • How collaboration influences relationships and builds a sense of community
  • Why – and in what forms – society may be poised to embrace the new dynamic of collaborative consumerism


For the Common Good
“Collaborative consumption” isn’t new; people have practiced it for years. In fact, technology is taking us back to old market behaviors. Collaborative consumption is rooted in popular online social networking. Sites such as YouTube and Wikipedia encourage users to ...
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About the Authors

Rachel Botsman writes, consults and lectures on collaboration and sharing. Entrepreneur Roo Rogers is president of Redscout Ventures in New York.

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