I am as enthusiastic as anyone about the potential for the sharing economy to reduce society’s consumption of scarce resources, but our economy as currently constructed is based on getting people to consume more.
There are bound to be losers in the sharing economy.
The best sharing happens offline.
Saying we are all connected changes nothing;
understanding we are connected changes everything.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
You think because you understand “one,” you must also understand “two,” because one and one make two, but you must also understand “and.”
There are some things that are irreplaceable. In the service industry, there things that are deeply human that people want to participate in. This is the beginning of a golden age for millions of micro-entrepreneurs.
Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist.
We are collaborators in creation.
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness
the minute a second mind has adopted it.
The challenge of every team is to build a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another because the question is usually not how well each person performs,
but how well they work together.
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision; the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest
by helping others to succeed.
Relationships are the essential currency of enterprise, the lubricant of exchange without which business would be constrained and limited by self-interest.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
—George Bernard Shaw
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
Politeness is the poison of collaboration.
—Edwin H. Land
Sharing is less costly, more compelling, and more convenient than ownership. If you
embrace the mesh, you’ll discover how your business can inspire customers in a world where access trumps ownership.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if
you generously consent to share them.
Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into
obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
There are 80 million power drills in America that are used an average of 13 minutes
a year... Does everyone really need their own drill?
The fact that we need to make and sell more things
to create more value just isn’t true.