Summary of Peers Inc

Looking for the book?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 10 minutes.

Peers Inc book summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans

Rating

7 Overall

7 Applicability

7 Innovation

8 Style


Recommendation

Robin Chase, the co-founder of the trailblazing car-sharing company Zipcar, proves uniquely qualified to describe the collaborative – as well as powerful and disruptive – business model she calls “Peers Inc.” It’s revolutionizing commerce by matching “excess capacity” with a “platform for participation” and a diverse user spectrum. The “Inc” is the organization with the resources to develop a platform; “peers” are the individuals who use that platform as a springboard for innovation. Chase’s ambitious work covers a lot of ground, and readers might struggle to keep up, but she challenges people to create platforms and contribute their talents. getAbstract recommends her lively corporate saga and reasoned, visionary insights to entrepreneurs, economists, business professors and students, investors and social activists.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How a “Peers Inc” organization differs from conventional enterprises,
  • How Peers Inc structures change business for individuals and companies, and
  • What challenges Peers Inc companies face.
 

About the Author

Co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar Robin Chase has started three more businesses. Chase is one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

 

Summary

The Birth of Zipcar
One morning in 1999, Robin Chase’s friend Antje described watching someone hop into a shared car in Berlin. Antje wondered if the shared-car concept would work in her New England city of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Chase grasped the idea’s potential because she was its...

More on this topic

By the same author

Advice from Women Who Lead
Advice from Women Who Lead
8
How the Internet Economy Changes the Rules, with Robin Chase
How the Internet Economy Changes the Rules, with Robin Chase
8

Customers who read this summary also read

The Sharing Economy
The Sharing Economy
8
Platform Revolution
Platform Revolution
8
The Business Blockchain
The Business Blockchain
7
The Industries of the Future
The Industries of the Future
9
Investing in People vs. Managing Human Capital
Investing in People vs. Managing Human Capital
8
The Inevitable
The Inevitable
9

Related Channels

Comment on this summary

  • Avatar
  • Avatar
    john john 2 months ago
    Missing information from chapter 5 about the three miracles that Robin Chase lists about how Peers Inc. platforms can grow at an exponential rate, learn quickly, and have access to the right mind at the right time.