SPOS #372 – A Look At The Collaborative Economy With Jeremiah Owyang

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Welcome to episode #372 of Six Pixels Of Separation – The Twist Image Podcast. Jeremiah Owyang is paying less attention to social business and much more to what has been called, The Collaborative Economy. He believes that the time is rip and that the collaborative economy is going to change everything (again). He’s currently Partner of Customer Strategy at Altimeter Group, a research based advisory firm started by Charlene Li (Groundswell and Open Leadership). I’ve been following Jeremiah (and admiring him) since his days at Forrester Research and was one of the earlier readers/fans of his blog, Web Strategist. In June of this year, he launched his latest research report called, The Collaborative Economy. This is how Owyang explains it: "Right now, customers are sharing media and ideas on social technologies, in the near future, they’ll use similar technologies to share products and services, which will cause a ripple of impacts far more disruptive than what we’ve seen before." Think about Uber, AirBnB and even Netflix. A world where we share stuff… not own it (a space that has been blossoming since the social Web was first introduced). I spent an afternoon with Owyang a few weeks back in Menlo Park (but we recorded this conversation prior to that). He’s got a great mind for business, technology and marketing. Enjoy the conversation…

Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation – The Twist Image Podcast – Episode #372 – Host: Mitch Joel.

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9 comments

  1. Jeremiah got back to me, and he’s accurately and generously credited Lisa in the Slideshare doc on his blog (and three times on his blog as well).
    Thanks Jeremiah for amplifying this big idea and for putting so much effort into the research in building out a case for what’s happening.
    And thank you Joel for always giving a platform for people with something to share.

  2. Jeremiah got back to me, and he had already accurately and generously credited Lisa in the Slideshare doc on his blog (and three times on his blog as well).
    Thanks Jeremiah for amplifying this big idea and for putting so much effort into the research in building out a case for what’s happening.
    And thank you Mitch for always giving a platform for people with something to share.

  3. This is my bad. I can tell by re-reading the intro how it could be misconstrued that Jeremiah came up with the phrase “The Collaborative Economy.”
    I’ve adjusted the wording to better reflect that this is his new area interest/focus vs. he created this area of interest.
    Thanks for keeping me honest, Seth 🙂

  4. Thanks for adding to the discussion Seth, there are many good folks that I had interviewed, read their books, and beyond. Also to include is Neal Gorenflo from Shareable Magazine, and the team at Collaborative Consumption.

  5. Thank you so much. I feel so happy to be part of this collaborative economy. I have four properties put in the market via Airbnb. I feel so proud and happy for the service that I provide and I am so thankful to platforms like Airbnb which allow little entrepreneurs like myself to make a few dollars and have some one else do the heavy lifting for me.

  6. Late to this discussion here and doubt it will be rekindled, the interview touched on the potential of sharing/selling used mp3s, Mitch mentioned start ups in this space. Who are the startups sharing digital goods? Any elucidation on this topic of radical efficiency, essentially regarding the resource of copyright law, would be very helpful, not to mention challenging. Thanks

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