Rachel Botsman – The currency of the new economy is trust

Filmed Jun 2012 • Posted Sep 2012 • TEDGlobal 2012

There’s been an explosion of collaborative consumption — web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills.  Rachel Botsman explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work: trust, influence, and what she calls “reputation capital.”

Rachel Botsman writes and speaks on the power of collaboration and sharing through network technologies, and on how it will transform business, consumerism and the way we live.