Adam Werbach

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Sharing Has Been Hijacked
Sharing Has Been Hijacked

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The “sharing economy” is today’s buzzword for Silicon Valley’s most recent batch of billion-dollar companies. So ring the headlines: $51 billion valuation for Uber; Chinese ride-hailing business Didi Kuaidi raising $4.42 billion; Airbnb valuation $10+ billion. In the last three years, the world has embraced this idea of the sharing economy. Who would have thought that a 23-year-old part-time student tooling around in her Prius would disrupt the transportation industry? Or that renting out your spare bedroom with the Star Wars sheets could make you part of the largest hotel network in the world? - 3 years ago

The "Follower-Ship Challenge": Pavan Sukhdev on the Circular Economy
The "Follower-Ship Challenge": Pavan Sukhdev on the Circular Economy

Product, Service & Design Innovation / In this recent interview, guest editor Adam Werbach and Pavan Sukhdev — leader of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) project and author of Corporation 2020 — discuss the shift in thinking, habits and values necessary for the widespread adoption and success of the circular economy, and the "follower-ship challenge" presented by early adopters. - 6 years ago

The Circular Economy: Reinventing Business Models for Broad Economic Change
The Circular Economy: Reinventing Business Models for Broad Economic Change

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Let’s start with where we are today. The state of the "economy," like the bible or the U.S. constitution, is granted semi-magical powers by most businesses, as if it were carved out of granite, solid and unmoving, never in flux. Yet we all know that the economy — which we'll define here as the system of production and consumption of goods and services within a given region — is ruled by no one, experiences massive upheavals as industries rise and fall, and serves to enrich some people and impoverish others. The economy requires the functioning of natural systems, from the hydrologic cycle to photosynthesis, to function. - 6 years ago

The Circular Economy: Driver of Business Model Innovation and Social Good
The Circular Economy: Driver of Business Model Innovation and Social Good

Product, Service & Design Innovation / In this Issue in Focus, guest editor Adam Werbach and the SB editorial team explore the broad range of radical economic and business-model innovations emerging, through which both startups and some of the top global brands are rethinking the future of business and creating new economic, environmental and social benefits.Discussion question:What do you think are the biggest challenges to overcome in the shift toward a circular economy?Join the conversation! - 6 years ago

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