Brexit and the sharing economy – Boom or Bust?

After weeks of frenzied discourse around water coolers across the country, the bewilderment following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is finally settling down. For many, including some of us in the Fat Lama office, the topic has already been discussed to exhaustion and dwelling on the uncertainty is getting tiresome. Which is why,

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Fat Lama Interviews: Sharing Roots

Sharing Roots in Bolivia Sharing Roots are Clémence Brière and Clémence Trébaol-Pelleau, two French Business Masters students, who are traveling the world through seven countries in as many months.  Only it’s not quite that straightforward. They have set themselves the task of traveling, sleeping and eating using only the sharing economy. Why? Well, they want to

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The Sharing Economy: Three Reasons to Borrow

Borrowing is Social. I recently got talking to a couple who use BorrowMyDoggy, the online community matching dog owners with local borrowers for walks, sitting and holiday care. What struck me about the process was not their offering of saccharine pug-stories, but the account they gave of the human relationships that have formed. Since the

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