Thoughts oN Sharing Value And Other Social Shifts

The Writings of Chelsea Rustrum

Now is the Time to Be an Activist

Now is the Time to Be an Activist

We’ve entered a new season. This is the time to put your phones away. Interrupt your transfixed glaze. Step away from your laptop. Move away from your office. Reconsider your job. Rethink your income. And do something. Anything. In the real world. Stop social sharing,...

Refreshing for 2017

Refreshing for 2017

2016 was a challenging year for many, myself included. Regardless of the challenge, I’d like to take a step back and appreciate all that I had the opportunity to complete, the beautiful people I met along the journey, and the progress we all made in integrating...

Speaking at European Parliament on Sharing Economy Policy

Speaking at European Parliament on Sharing Economy Policy

I spoke at European Parliament in Strasbourg, France in late May, as the EU is looking at sharing economy policy, taxation, and legislative issues moving forward. These are the questions I was asked at the conclusion of speaking on a panel with at Parliamentary Member...

Chelsea Rustrum in Conversation with Douglas Rushkoff

Chelsea Rustrum in Conversation with Douglas Rushkoff

Chelsea Rustrum, author of It’s a Shareable Life and founder of Sharers Talks is in conversation with Douglas Rushkoff, diving into how we got here and what each of us can reclaim our creative power and communities through changing up business and our individual...

“I” vs. “We” – How Does the Brain Distinguish?

“I” vs. “We” – How Does the Brain Distinguish?

I’ve been thinking a lot about energy flow, life force, and how each of us moves about in the world. So much of what we do is attached to being singular, individual, and separate, and therefore somehow special. That’s the duality of the human experience. On the...

a16z Podcast – Sharing Economy, a Response to Arun Sundararajan

I’ve decided to start listening to what other leaders in the sharing/collaborative/on-demand economy are saying these days and give my two cents. We tend to work in our own areas. Arun is an economist who teaches at NYU and just wrote his first book, The Sharing...

Top 10 Ways to Share in Bali

Top 10 Ways to Share In Bali facebook Twitter 15 MARCH, 2016 Bali Ubud Sharing After aching to go to Bali for the past few years, I booked my ticket on a whim. I’d decided to leave a few things that no longer worked and opened my heart and mind once again to the...

The Sharing Economy, This Week, Edition #1

I keep my ear on the ground in the as to what’s happening in the sharing economy. So, I’m publishing a bi-monthly series on who I’ve met and what I’ve learned. There are so many interesting initiatives and people that might not ever hear about, so the intent is keep...

The Codependent Economy

This article came out in SF Weekly yesterday. “Welcome to the world of codependent contracting, where wage cut is recast as a software upgrade.” My thoughts: In the on-demand economy (Postmates, Uber, Instacart, etc.), workers are responsible for their own schedules,...

Democracy & Economic Confessions

Last evening, I attended two different book talks in San Francisco (read: intellectual discussions regarding the state of democracy and our economy). The first was put on by SPUR and featured Gabriel Metcalf, author of Democratic by Design and the founder of...

Healing Through Our Connectedness – A Poem

I woke up this morning after dreaming about these words and waking in between, as reflected below. The earth lives and breathes with the lungs of the oceans Humans burn, scar, and maim the planet when they hurt each other We are significant in our insignificance So...

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