Brian Chesky, co-found and CEO of Airbnb, said a few illuminating and frightening things on the ideology behind sharing economy. The main idea is that your free time will be balanced with “income streams”. The interview, with McKinsey & Company, is from 2014, but worth a reading. Key points:
√ Today’s generation sees ownership as “a burden.”
√ People aren’t proud of their homes or cars; they’re proud of their Instagram feed.
√ In the future, people will own whatever they want responsibility for. And what they’re going to want responsibility for the most is their reputation, their friendships, their relationships, and the experiences they’ve had;
√ Affect triumphs over material lack.
√ You may not have a job, but you’ll have an ever more complex “income stream”—which in most cases is more likely to be a trickle than a torrent. Continue reading