Today, you do not need to own a car. Either you borrow it from your neighbor, you borrow it from an electrical car provider in the street or your carpool.
Today you do not need to own a bike. You borrow it from someone or in the street provided by the city.
Today, you do not own a lawn mower, a saw, any tools, you just borrowed them and you optimize the use of all tools because they are used all the time by many people.
Physical assets, skills, networks, devices, data, experience, process… all these can be shared and optimized.
Thanks to this economy you create abundance when past economies created scarcity.
Remember the encyclopedia (with over 50,000 articles) ? Now you have Wikipedia with 32 million articles in 27 languages!
Do you remember the phone, wired and unique? Now we have an incredible choice with Skype, Whatsapp and many very large mobile networks.
When we look back and think of media, we used to have mainstream media. Today we have the blogosphere, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook… We most of the time have too many sources and we are connected 24/7 365.
The models explained above transcends and deeply change the world of business. All these new ways of doing business are bringing us towards sustainability, equitable, full of potential, thriving, and a business of managing and optimizing abundance.
Go online, find your collaborative tool, create your own business and you will find yourself like AirB&B that has no building, no room and no assets, Uber that has no cars. This way of doing business is more effective and it costs much less from the beginning.
The world has changed, follow it or be left behind.