Lets consume collaboratively — Gig Economy Bytes
Experience teaches us that as humans we will always find solutions to answers even in the face of adversity.
Communication and the interwoven nature of our present world has bolstered collaborative consumption as a means to eliminate waste while turning idle capital into revenue sources. Your home, car, truck, van, couch, boat, tools, parking spot, and even your internet connection all fall under idle capital that you could easily convert into revenue sources.
Conventional thinking proposes viewing these piece of property as just that….property. While the cost of owning these idle capital items increases, the mere idea that they are revenue points have only recently been propagated with the rise of companies like Uber, Lyft, Turo, Phlatbed, airbnb, snapgoods, and parkatmyhouse among others. This is not a coincidence, neither is it a new phenomenon. Since the dawn of time, humans have found ways to collaborate, share, and consume as communities whenever faced with the treachery of economic inequality. Trade by barter is an example…I’ll exchange some crops and time on my farm for animals for reproduction and grazing…while they fertilize the soil. Collaborative consumption in a sharing economy you can trace back into feudal times as communities began to form.
Phlatbed is taking this further via a peer to peer platform for moving services. Now your average person with a vehicle can provide a service in their spare time. Anyone who needs to move can post jobs and how much they are willing to pay in addition to when they need the service. This is collaboration in the new economy. Any investor will tell you simplicity and clarity on the value proposition always sets the tone for positive engagements.
Experience teaches us that as humans we will always find solutions to answers even in the face of adversity. The new Economy, the sharing economy, Collaborative Consumption is here to stay. It’s the commercial language of the new age and every passing moment validates this simple fact.
Adapt or perish.