Tuesday, August 10, 2010

WHAT'S MINE IS YOURS' Rachel Botsman to speak at The Feast, NYC October 15th

Rachel Botsman, co-author with Roo Rogers of the upcoming WHAT'S MINE IS YOURS: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, will be speaking at the upcoming conference The Feast at The Times Center in New York City on October 15th.  The Feast is "a cross-disciplinary series of programs addressing social innovation and new ways to make the world a better place. Our secret sauce lies in a healthy combination of passion, creativity, and entrepreneurship to shift the way things are done - thereby changing individuals, industries, and ultimately the world."

Check out her recent speech at TEDx Sydney on The Rise of Collaborative Consumption:

“Such is the wisdom of Rachel Botsman and the revolutionary ideas in her recent TEDx Sydney talk. Goodbye Hyper-Consumption, hello ‘Collaborative Consumption’. In her funkily-presented 101, we learn how the internet is removing the middle man and making it possible to have a sustainable business plan selling peer-to-peer… Collaborative Consumption is a new socio-economic ‘big idea’ promising a revolution in the way we consume.” — ABC Big Ideas

Rachel received her BFA (Honors) from the University of Oxford, and undertook her postgraduate studies at Harvard University. She has consulted to businesses around the world on brand and innovation strategy and was a former director at the William J. Clinton Foundation.  Her articles have appeared in a range of publications including Business Week, Brandchannel, Business21, and Worldchanging.