Blog Profile / Web Strategy by Jeremiah

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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Chart: Autonomous Cars Change Every Industry, Even Yours

Above graphic: Autonomous vehicles impact every business model. Thisinfographic illustrates some the many industries that will be impacted, from Insurance, Logistics, Retail, Auto, and Cities. Though your company may still be adapting to social media technologies or Collaborative Economy disruptions, even more business model changes are coming. Show More Summary

The Collaborative Economy Sets the Stage for Autonomous Innovation

First, we had the Internet Era, when a few people could publish online and e-commerce is born. Then came the Social Media Age, when anyone could publish online using social tools, including brands. The digital communication floodgates were opened. Today, many companies are trying to get their arms around the Collaborative Economy, as customers use [...]

Auto industry goes head-to-head with Silicon Valley’s self-driving innovators

Above: Daimler AG’s Dieter Zetsche and Mercedes executives with the new semi-autonomous Mercedes E-Class at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Image Credit: This post originally published on VentureBeat, based on my recent trip to the Detroit Auto Show. Google and Tesla may be pushing full-speed ahead in their self-driving car development and testing, but auto [...]

Here comes the Autonomous Vehicle Arms Race

Above: Sci Fi movie Minority Report envisions a future of fast-moving networked cars We’re one week out from the Detroit Auto show, 2016, which I’ll be attending. In this new market, many established auto manufactures have shown prototypes, made pronouncements, while young upstarts release their vehicles at CES, all while partnerships between established tech startups and [...]

2016 Brings Additional Enrichment, Growth to Crowd Companies Innovation Council

It’s almost a new year, and we have a lot planned for 2016 to help our members grow their Collaborative Economy programs here at Crowd Companies, which I founded two years ago. I wanted to share with you five items that we’re focused on: Content and discussions that focus on “how to” deploy in innovative [...]

Why a Strong Brand Matters in the Collaborative Economy

In a recent webinar, I joined Andrew Reid, founder of Vision Critical, to discuss the new rules of the Collaborative Economy. The webinar explored three paths established companies can take to successfully compete with the likes of Uber, Airbnb and Instacart: through price, convenience and brand. As we revealed in the webcast and in the [...]

Convenience as a Source of Competitive Advantage in the Collaborative Economy

In the on-demand, peer-to-peer movement called the collaborative economy, many rising startups are offering convenience to attract new users and customers. In this new economy, Uber and Lyft provide rides with just a few quick clicks on a mobile app—no credit cards or cash to fuss with. Buying on eBay today is often easier than [...]

How To Use Price to Compete In The Collaborative Economy

If you want to compete with startups like Instacart, Uber and Etsy, there’s one aspect of your product or service that you might want to re-evaluate: your price. As we revealed in The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy, a report I co-authored with technology strategist Alexandra Samuel, cost savings is a key driver in [...]

Should Silicon Valley Fix Its Image Problem?

Silicon Valley is known for a lot of positive things, but there’s a growing negative sentiment outlined in the following word clouds. I’ve lived in the SF/Bay Area region since I was 21, nearly half of my life. I’ve witnessed dot com bubble and bust, the rise of the social media movement and now the [...]

Infographics: Growth of Sharing in the Collaborative Economy

Participation in the Collaborative Economy has grown by 25 percent in the past year alone. That’s one of the key findings we shared in The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy, a Vision Critical report I co-authored with tech strategist Alexandra Samuel. As the infographics below shows, more than 110 million North Americans now do [...]

Introducing: The 2015 Crowd Companies Awards

Crowd Companies’ member organizations consistently work to overcome challenges while leading their teams in adapting to, and thriving within, the Collaborative Economy. Their efforts to connect with new the crowd behaviors have not gone unnoticed. Show More Summary

Introducing: The 2015 Crowd Companies Awards

Crowd Companies’ member organizations consistently work to overcome challenges while leading their teams in adapting to, and thriving within, the Collaborative Economy. Their efforts to connect with new the crowd behaviors have not gone unnoticed. Show More Summary

The Real Mythical Creatures of the Collaborative Economy: Centaurs, Unicorns, and Pegasus

Collaborative Economy valuation is through the rainbow-beaming clouds. This highly-funded, fast-growing, media-hounded startups are the portfolio darlings of any Venture Capital firm. This crowd-based, on-demand, collaborative category...Show More Summary

Report: The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy, 2015 Data on the Rise of Sharing

The biggest shift in the business landscape since the Internet continues to grow—and established, traditional companies need to act soon in order to compete. That’s one of the key findings in The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy, a report I co-authored with tech researcher Alexandra Samuel, released today. The report is an update to [...]

Ten Reasons Why Investors Love Shared Transportation

  Above Graphic: The Collaborative Economy has been funded over $25B, but $13B (53%) has gone to the transportation sector, see full multi-tab Google sheet for more details. Half the funding in the Collaborative Economy goes to transportation. By our count, the Collaborative Economy has been funded $25 Billion Dollars, one of the highest funded [...]

Entrepreneur hack: Draw a storyboard before the business plan.

Just about two years ago, I hung up my partner hat at a prior company and started the Crowd Companies journey. I recall we had a mere ten weeks to the launch at LeWeb. I went to mother nature to do some deep thinking, and wound up in a Redwood forrest near my house, with [...]

Ten Ways Mobility-as-a-Service Changes Your Lifestyle

Just about everything related to transportation is now becoming automated, on-demand, or available to rent. Over a few short years, an abundance of VC funded apps have emerged that crowdsource just about every aspect for transportation, car management, and more. The Collaborative Economy has a branch of commerce that’s being dubbed the on-demand economy. Most [...]

The Collaborative Economy Defined

  The Collaborative Economy defined: An economic model where commonly available technologies enable people to get what they need from each other.   There are over 37 terms being used for this market, but the one that makes the most sense in terms of scope and accuracy is the Collaborative Economy. The above image is a [...]

Get Data and Stats for your Collaborative Economy Research

As part of our ongoing research on the Collaborative Economy industry, we collect, analyze, and forecast where this market is heading. In the spirit of transparency and sharing, we openly share this data with the open market. Each of the three sheets are in continual production and improvement. They don’t stay static for long. Although [...]

Collaborative Startups Shift from Contractor to Employee Relationships

The on-demand startups, which are a subset of the overall Collaborative Economy, have been under scrutiny on worker treatment. They’re under the magnifying glass more than ever. This new industry, which gave birth in the 2008 recession, provided rise to the “gig” worker, or independent contractors. These part-time workers were offering their idle time, working multiple [...]

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