The Empathy Sharing Economy

Hump Day Post

1st Edition


Wikipedia’s definition of the Sharing economy is”a socio-economic system built around the sharing of human and physical resources. It includes the shared creation, production, distribution, trade and consumption of goods and services by different people and organisations. These systems take a variety of forms, often leveraging information technology to empower individuals, corporations, non-profits and government with information that enables distribution, sharing and reuse of excess capacity in goods and services”.

The capacity of opportunity here is enormous, think about it! For how many years have humans bartered and shared things or even given as part of our normal empathy. This backs up Basicozbizinfo’s outlook regarding Empathy in Business. Great examples of empathy are giving someone a room when they need it(AirBNB), Offering a lift(Uber), Help arounnd the home or those little tasks you need to do but don’t have time(Taskrabbit) all but to name a few there are some even on the Basicozbizinfo catalogues.

A bloggger called Quartz whom I follow on WordPress has written an informative blog on GOCARRYIT a startup where people can carry your luggage for you, Controversial Yes! However done with the proper safeguards and of course using modern technology this could be a very good idea or a legal nightmare, if the individual decided to use your luggage for drug trafficking, contraband etc. Nonetheless I have noticed something here, these obstacles don’t stop people and we are heading towards a business model that developing countries do, for example you would see people with lesser means wash your windscreen for a couple of dollars or carry your luggage to the taxi.

Is this good or bad? I think it is good, stress is what gets us at the end of the day, we live in a capitalist society. To have somebody do those tedious tasks that make our life easier and VERY IMPORTANT that person can decide their business and be their own business person because it is properly marketed and managed thanks to Social media, internet etc, well then its not good, IT’S GREAT!

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Cheers 🙂


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