All posts tagged: lauren anderson

Have You Seen Lately?

Have you seen the new We just can’t get enough. We’ve always relied on the site for the best sharing economy content online, and now there’s even more to love. Here are some of our favorite things about the new site: In addition to great content and a sleek new design, there’s now a massive directory of all things collcons. It’s super easy to search for sharing platforms in any category, like food, fashion, or travel. The resources section includes just about everything you’d ever need to know about the sharing economy. The new events page includes all the major collaborative consumption events from around the world in one place. A job board is on the way that will make it possible for sharing junkies to easily find open opportunities at collaborative companies like TaskRabbit. So cool! Congrats to Rachel Botsman, Lauren Anderson, and team for an awesome update!

Collaboratively Speaking with Project Trust’s Lauren Anderson

In this episode of Collaboratively Speaking, TaskRabbit Founder Leah Busque discusses trust and safety with Lauren Anderson, the Innovation Director of Collaborative Lab and Founder of Project Trust. During her work with Rachel Botsman and Collaborative Lab, Lauren was part of the initial push to connect founders of sharing-based companies around the world and provide a common vocabulary for the Collaborative Consumption space. As one of the early architects of the movement, she has a unique perspective on the challenges these companies face. During her discussion with Leah, Lauren reflects on the roles the economic crisis, environmental issues, and the influx of social media tools played in the emergence of Collaborative Consumption.  She also points out that the sharing economy is unseating a long tradition of direct-from-brand buying, with the community growing well beyond its initial base of early adopters. New users experience one fundamental barrier to entry: whether or not the person or company on the other end of the transaction can be trusted. Lauren discusses the importance of a new user’s very first experience with any …