Late September will bring the publication of Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers‘ WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by HarperBusiness. The book charts how in the 20th century of hyper-consumption we were defined by credit, advertising, and what we owned, and how in the 21st century of Collaborative Consumption we will be defined by reputation, community, and by what we can access.
— Adam Gopnik, author of Paris to the Moon and Through the Children’s Gate
People are normally trustworthy and generous, and the Internet brings the good out far more than the bad. We’re seeing an explosion of modest businesses where people help each other out via the Net, and What’s Mine Is Yours tells you what’s going on, and inspires more of the same.
— Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist