Managing The Ever-Changing Currency of Trust

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Today’s guest is TED speaker and author, Rachel Botsman.


Topics include:

  • How to make complex ideas simpler and easier to digest
  • The sharing economy and utilizing the under-used assets in the world
  • Trust as “a flow of energy” (and why it endures)
  • The next phase of societal trust structures
  • Breaking down trust signals (and why we trust who we do)
  • Signals of distrust, taboos, ratings, and online shaming
  • How Rachel built a booming career for herself (and how you can too)
  • What it really takes to avoid exclusion and embrace diversity
  • Why bridging gaps means embracing your discomfort

Rachel Botsman writes and researches about how technology is transforming trust and what this means for life, work and how we do business. Who Can You Trust? is her second book, following the highly acclaimed What’s Mine is Yours. She predicted the rise of sharing economy companies such as Airbnb, Zipcar and Uber, long before they became popular. The concept was subsequently named by TIME as one of the “Ten Ideas That Will Change the World.”

Rachel is a thoughtful and humorous storyteller who specializes in simplifying big complex ideas to make them meaningful for a wide range of audiences. She is known for her TED Talks, which have been viewed more than 4 million times and subtitled in 29 languages. Named as one of the world’s top 20 speakers to keynote your conference by Monocle, she is described by clients including Google, Microsoft, Xero, Accenture and various government agencies as a “standout favorite for audiences”, with a “rare and visionary intellect.”

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