Thoughts oN Sharing Value And Other Social Shifts

The Writings of Chelsea Rustrum

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...

The 50 Shades of Economic Enslavement

The 50 Shades of Economic Enslavement

As I watched 50 Shades of Grey the other night, I felt struck by the parallels the storyline had to that of our economy. I kept thinking about the 50 shades of our collective submission to economic enslavement, a relationship that’s easier if we don’t question it....

Sharing Economy… “Employees or Micro Entrepreneurs?”

With so many efficiencies generated by technology, the sharing economy is going through an interesting transition. People are recognizing that they have the ability to own their own destiny, easily by working less and focusing on more of what they love — perhaps...

Post Industrial Revolution & The Economics of Sharing

The story of our economy is externalized and reinforced through our thoughts and actions. But, we’ve become robots to systems that no longer work. During the post-industrial revolution, society benefited from producing goods, reducing costs, and building the...

Writing, Destination Coworking & Entrepreneurship

Sometimes an entire year can fly by without warning and it can seem like nothing major happened even though there were many great adventures, learnings and successes. My friend @tronathan challenged me to tell the story of 2012 with the deep details and outcomes...

A Choice to Be Awake

Last evening, I watched an advance screening of Linda Lovelace, the story of a porn star. This was the directors cut and the story of a women who was regularly assaulted by her mother, ignored by her father and offered very little affection, love or compassion by...

The Future Internet

I had a dream the future internet when I was 15 (more on that in a minute). Yes, that was 1998. I’d been building websites for a few years and had some relative success with freemania.com a portal for consumers to discover new products and services. All I did at that...

Rise of the Collaborative Coffee Shop

I’m noticing a trend. Let me first say….Coworking rocks! In fact, I wear my “Cowork” (see below) shirt from the 2011 Coworking Unconference put on by Loosecubes at least once a week. Yet, I feel like there’s a swell moving toward the same goal in another direction....

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