Buoyed by high-profile success, numerous online based consumer facing sharing operations have launched in the last few years. Uber is the obvious example of a company making headlines as it uses mobile Internet and GPS technology to disrupt and displace monopolies in the global taxi market.
It’s a sharing revolution. First, find people with spare capacity, unused or underutilised assets, or resources they are prepared to share. Second, employ web and mobile technology to connect those resource owners with potential customers.