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“The End of Ownership”: Lisa Gansky talks value in Boston Magazine

Tech Entrepreneur and author of ‘The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing’ Lisa Gansky is featured in Boston Magazine’s article ‘The End of Ownership’. The article analyses America’s “dramatic cultural shift” that has resulted from a collapsed economy and a warming planet, meaning that now people are more interested in access than ownership.

Lisa is quoted on her thoughts on how we see, and sell, our value in life: “So for many of us, we looked around our homes, or our factories, or our offices, and we realized that a lot of things that we collected or we owned, we didn’t necessarily use well, or appreciate, or get value from.” The sharing economy that Lisa advocates aims to be an enlightened network of like-minded individuals who share values.

Click here to read ‘The End of Ownership’ in full.

Mesh2013 event in San Francisco

Lisa Gansky, author of ‘The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing’, and the instigator behind the Mesh Directory ( recently held a three day event in San Francisco (23rd – 25th April).

Mesh2013, described as “a global gathering and cultural immersion in the sharing economy ecosystem and community” brought together instigators (including entrepreneurs, planners, engineers) and the doers (including product and service builders and communities).

Mesh2013’s aim was for those involved “to rethink and re-emerge, together” and to educate, inspire and celebrate a sharing economy ecosystem and community.

Click here to watch highlights of Day 1

Click here to watch highlights of Day 2

Lisa Gansky: “The Rise of Pre-Commerce”

Tech Entrepreneur Lisa Gansky is a revolutionary thinker on the implications of the internet for 21st century business models. In her recent article ‘The Rise of Pre-Commerce’ published in Fast Company, Lisa discusses how a sharing economy and crowdfunding have radically altered how products are made.

Describing changes in production over the ages, Lisa argues that the rise of globally networked social media as well as outsourcing and viral marketing means “Old business models are coming apart at the seams.” She concludes her article by encouraging businesses saying: “What separates your brand and company from a world of innovative independent designers is only a semi-permeable membrane.”

Click here to read the article in full

Q&A with Lisa Gansky

Lisa Gansky is an entrepreneur and author of the bestselling book The Mesh

In a recent interview with JWT Intelligence, Lisa tackles her specialist subjects of currency, trust and the sharing economy, the social nature of brands and evolving models for businesses. You can read the interview by clicking here.

For information about booking Lisa, please contact Alex Hickman.

Lisa Gansky: the changing rules of business success

I’ve been chatting to Ellis Trevor, who runs American Talent Group, Chartwell’s sister bureau in the US, about Lisa Gansky, the California-based entrepreneur and renowned  TED speaker. Lisa was co-founder and president of Ofoto, the online photo service she sold to Eastmann Kodak. Since she’s continued to help build businesses “where there is an opportunity for well-timed disruption and a resounding impact”. Lisa believes the future of business success lies in the ability to share and collaborate with other businesses, with new technology and with your customers. Firms like Zipcar are re-writing the rules of how business is conducted. Lisa spends a lot of her time advising established multinational firms on how they need to adapt to the changing business environment and leverage what Lisa calls ‘the mesh‘. Lisa is coming to Europe in the autumn, when she’ll be spending time advising her clients and speaking to business audiences.

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