Since its Thanksgiving, we would like to say thank you, to the founders of all the Social businesses and non-profits we have spoken to over the last few months. The world would not be the same without the vision, passion and commitment of the talented individuals behind these organizations.
And we would like to thank all of you, our readers, who have been sharing our stories out to your friends.
In doing so, you help raise awareness towards causes that you care about. And this in turn directly helps the cause. Here are some examples from last month;
A ‘Sharing Economy’ is on the rise
I had a chance to read this article earlier this week. The article is a very good summary of the book “Whats mine is yours. The Rise of Collaborative Consumption”
The authors point out that the time is ripe for our economy to shift from being an economy based on consumerism and individual ownership of property, to an economy based on the concept of sharing (renting, bartering, giving) to make efficient use of existing resources.
There are several online platforms that already enable such an economy. Here are three examples:
We leave you with a video from Collaborative Consumption.