Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism

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When Robin Chase cofounded Zipcar, she not only started a business but established the foundation for one of the most important economic and social ideas of our time: the collaborative economy. With this important book, she broadens our thinking about the ways in which the economy is being transformed and shows how the Peers Inc model is changing the very nature of capitalism.

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

Chase casts a wide net, illuminating the potential of the Peers Inc model to address broader issues such as climate change and income inequality, and proves the impact that this innovative economic force can have on the most pressing issues of our time.

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Robin Chase is cofounder of Zipcar, along with three other companies (Veniam, Buzzcar, and GoLoco). She was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World, a BusinessWeek Top Ten Designer, a Fast Company Champion of Innovation, and has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, NBC's Today, Wired, Forbes, Inc., and Newsweek. She was shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea and Ideas into Practice awards. She lives in Cambridge, MA.

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Peers Inc is perfectly timed and convincingly argued.” Financial Times

Chase gives historical insight into her cofounding of ZipCar and how the flexibility and ingenuity of the public allows for new business models to be developed An engaging and quick read on collaboration and the new capitalism.” Library Journal

"A provocative discussion of how public investment and private entrepreneurship can combine to shape future advantages from existing used and unused capacities." Kirkus Reviews

"A remarkably comprehensive, and extremely clear, guide to the world's new logic. I'm less interested in how these peer networks make money than in how they make change; as Robin Chase points out, if we're going to fight climate change we're going to need just about everyone engaged. Here's a recipe!" Bill McKibben, founder 350.org

Clear-eyed, practical and radical insight from a visionary who has already built part of our future. This is just the beginning.” Seth Godin, author of It's Your Turn

Peers Inc will change our ideas about how the economy is shaped and will transform how we work, build businesses and crack pressing societal problems.” Chris Anderson, author of The Long Tail

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