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.
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.”
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5 years agoMissing 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.