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Peers Inc: how people and platforms are inventing the collaborative economy and reinventing capitalism

By: Chase, Robin.
Publisher: New York Public Affairs 2015Description: 290 p.ISBN: 9781610395540.Subject(s): Zipcar (Firm) | Entrepreneurship | Business planning | Economics - Sociological aspects | Group decision makingDDC classification: 658.421 Summary: When the best of people power is combined with the best of corporate power to form “Peers Inc” organizations, a potent creative force is released. The “Inc” in these collaborations delivers the industrial strengths of significant scale and resources, and the “Peers” bring together the individual strengths of localization, specialization, and customization, unlocking the power of the collaborative economy. When excess capacity is harnessed by the platform and diverse peers participate, a completely new dynamic is unleashed. In Peers Inc, Robin Chase brings her provocative insights to work, business, the economy, and the environment, showing: •How focusing on excess capacity transforms the economics of what’s possible and delivers abundance to all •How the new collaboration between the Inc and the Peers enables companies to grow more quickly, learn faster, and deliver smarter products and services •How leveraging the Peers Inc model can address climate change with the necessary speed and scale •How the Peers Inc model can help legacy companies overcome their shortening life cycle by inviting innovation and evolution •Why power parity between the Peers and the Inc is a prerequisite for long-term success •How platforms can be built within the existing financial system or outside of it •What government can do to enhance economic possibility and protect people working in this new decentralized world (http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/book/hardcover/peers-inc/9781610395540)
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Table of contents:

Part I. The building blocks
Part II. Execution
Part III. Transforming our future

When the best of people power is combined with the best of corporate power to form “Peers Inc” organizations, a potent creative force is released. The “Inc” in these collaborations delivers the industrial strengths of significant scale and resources, and the “Peers” bring together the individual strengths of localization, specialization, and customization, unlocking the power of the collaborative economy. When excess capacity is harnessed by the platform and diverse peers participate, a completely new dynamic is unleashed.
In Peers Inc, Robin Chase brings her provocative insights to work, business, the economy, and the environment, showing:
•How focusing on excess capacity transforms the economics of what’s possible and delivers abundance to all
•How the new collaboration between the Inc and the Peers enables companies to grow more quickly, learn faster, and deliver smarter products and services
•How leveraging the Peers Inc model can address climate change with the necessary speed and scale
•How the Peers Inc model can help legacy companies overcome their shortening life cycle by inviting innovation and evolution
•Why power parity between the Peers and the Inc is a prerequisite for long-term success
•How platforms can be built within the existing financial system or outside of it
•What government can do to enhance economic possibility and protect people working in this new decentralized world

(http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/book/hardcover/peers-inc/9781610395540)


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