Shareable: Share or Die

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We stand at a precipice; limitless consumption, reckless economics, and disregard for the environment have put the country on a collision course with disaster. It’s up to a younger generation to rebuild according to new forms of organization, and Share or Die is a collection of messages from the front lines. From new growth in urban Detroit to backyard gardens, young people are finding ways to produce and share resources differently
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Dan Erwin – Why Is Real Collaboration So Very Difficult?

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Why is collaboration always so tough? Collaboration skills are very tough for people to learn. You’d think that teamwork, where people have shared values and objectives would facilitate collaboration. But no, put people from two different divisions or groups together–and it can be a really painful mess..
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We Encourage Children to Share, What is Stopping Organizations? | Sustainable Business Forum

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In the UK, 80% of the items that people own are used less than once a month. You may use a power drill between six and thirteen minutes in its entire lifetime and yet half of households have their own power drill. There are power drills all across the nation just gathering dust and taking up space!
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Consumption as a way of life

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Consumption as a way of life – Victor Lebow Quote…
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Building a Shared Mental Model to Rekindle Collaboration – Jason Green – The Conversation – Harvard Business Review

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“Everyone who dies out there dies of confusion.” That deadly confusion begins with a flawed mental model that fails to reflect reality but still serves as the basis for taking action. Like people in survival situations, the ability to develop an accurate mental model often separates successful companies from organizations that do not survive.
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The end of consumerism? | Money | The Guardian

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Collaborative consumption – the notion that we can now share or swap anything from clothes and parking spaces to free time – is an exciting idea. But is it really the answer to rampant consumerism?
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10 Ideas That Will Change the World – TIME

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Someday we’ll look back on the 20th century and wonder why we owned so much stuff. Not that it wasn’t great at first. After thousands of years during which most human beings lived hand to mouth, in…
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