Since 2011, Jessica Conrad has been the content and community manager of OnTheCommons.org. She has been working to communicate the essence of the commons and the sharing economy from the beginnings of her career: At Sol Editions, she worked as a researcher and writer for Lisa Gansky’s The Mesh: Why The Future of Business is Sharing (Penguin 2010), a Wall Street Journal bestselling business book. She has also been a grant writer for The Promised Land, a Peabody Award-winning public radio series featuring innovative thinkers who are transforming underserved communities. Learn more at www.jessicaconrad.com and follow her on Twitter at @jaconrad.
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Monday, March 31, 2014
Deep Sharing: How the Commons Amplifies the Sharing Economy
On a bitingly cold and rainy November evening last year, I was in a pickle: I’d taken a city bus to CoCo, the coworking space where I office in downtown Minneapolis, and was seemingly stuck without an efficient option for getting to Birchwood Café, where I would meet friends for dinner, three miles away. That is until I remembered my new membership with car2go, a car-share service that had recently won a contract with the city of Minneapolis.