New Shared Economy
“Access Trumps Ownership”…are the three ‘magic’ words we keep hearing. More people than ever find themselves asking new questions:
Do I need to own the latest album by Newton Faulkner, Ninet, or the Pentatonix, or am I ok having access to their music through online radio andYouTube?
Do I need to own all of Seth Godin’s or Michael Hyatt’s books or is being able to access some of them for free as Kindle library books enough for me?
Must I own my home, or is having access to living indoors through renting, couch surfing, Airbnb, home exchange, or even house sitting, more than ok for me?
Is it important for me to own my own graphic designer or can having access to one through Fiverr, Elance, and ODesk serve my purposes just as adequately?
Do I need to own a high school or college degree, or can access to knowledge through Coursera, Khan Academy, TED, and YouTube be all I need for my education?
Must I own my car, or is a company lease, Uber, Sidecar, or Lyft, or maybe even bicycle-‐sharing, something I can do fine with?
Do I need to run out and buy all the ‘recommended’ toys for every phase of my child’s development, or can being part of a toy sharing co-‐op achieve the same result?