Thoughts oN Sharing Value And Other Social Shifts

The Writings of Chelsea Rustrum

The Power of Transient Community

The Power of Transient Community

Community. Such an interesting and complex word. I wrote a few words on community years back, trying to break down and open up the pieces of belonging that community generates. For the purpose of this discussion though, I’d like to tell you a short story about a...

Corporate & Innovation Talks on Sharing

Corporate & Innovation Talks on Sharing

Recently, I’ve done a number of corporate talks where I go in to shake things up and help teams think differently about: Competition Team building Recruitment Benefits Strategy Future of Work Innovation While I didn’t originally think I’d like doing...

Speaking at Year of the X in Munich

Speaking at Year of the X in Munich

Year of the X is an innovation festival, happening annually in Munich, Germany. The title, year of the X, relates to the Chinese new year theme, which obviously varies year to year. This year was year of the Rooster, so there were actual roosters outside –...

Airbnb Experiences for Social Impact

Airbnb Experiences for Social Impact

When I first caught wind that Brian Chesky was working on ‘transformational’ experiences as the next next of Airbnb, I thought it sounded overly optimistic and naive, in a way. As if you can really transform people in a moment?! But last night, I found...

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,...

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...

Digital Cooperatives 101 – An Introduction

As I begin to discover and understand cooperative business models, I’m going to share my learnings with you. As a sharing economy enthusiast, consultant, writer, author, and community builder – I’ve been recently dismayed at how for-profit models of “sharing” are...

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