Category Archives: pHlatbed News

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UK BREXIT and the Sharing Economy

Alani/ June 25, 2016/ New Developments, New Economy, peer to peer moving, pHlatbed News, Sharing Economy, Social Responsibility/ 0 comments

The UK has decided to leave the EU….plain and simple! The wider ramifications of this decision needs no explanation. Every sector across the globe is already impacted, however the impact was exaggerated by ever present alarmism on the part of politicians. With the EU out, this means Europe has entered a very familiar phase of Nationalistic Protectionism on the part

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Why Consumers will take control of traditional services

Alani/ May 27, 2016/ New Economy, peer to peer moving, pHlatbed News, Sharing Economy, Social Responsibility/ 0 comments

The shift from institutional trust to peer to peer trust is increasingly driving the Sharing Economy and it’s collaborative ecosystems. Platforms such as online learning community Skillshare, peer to peer moving like pHlatbed, Uber, Turo,  are already creating waves across their respective industries. Thereby disrupting traditional services and how they are delivered, specifically the pricing models. In the accommodation sector for example, the

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Exercising Caution within the Collaborative Consumption Ecosystem

Alani/ March 22, 2016/ New Developments, peer to peer moving, pHlatbed News, Sharing Economy, Social Responsibility/ 0 comments

The Sharing economy provides opportunities across all parties involved in each exchange. However, exercising common sense beyond cost, convenience, and accessibility is equally important. This goes both ways between consumers and service providers, hence the Sharing Economy is a shared responsibility based on mutual desired outcomes. Cultural immersion, personal service, collaboratively contributing tangibly to your local economy, and cost savings

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Three Pillars of the Collaborative Economy

Alani/ January 17, 2016/ Moving Tips, New Developments, New Economy, peer to peer moving, pHlatbed News, Sharing Economy, Social Responsibility/ 0 comments

While in Amsterdam over the new year, I spent some time with Pieter Van De Glind – Dutch Global Curator for Collaborative Consumption at ShareNL. We got to discussing the Sharing economy, global acceptance, trends, scalability, permanence, and the fundamentals upon which it’s success is built upon. Collaborative consumption, also known as the Sharing Economy is indeed the new economy. No 24

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Happy 2016 from Amsterdam!

Alani/ January 3, 2016/ Moving Tips, New Developments, New Economy, peer to peer moving, pHlatbed News, Product News, Sharing Economy, Social Responsibility/ 0 comments

500,000 bookings per night on Airbnb, and I’m spending new years eve 2015 in Amsterdam as one of those bookings. Fascinating direction the world is taking thanks to technology, and a vision that the world can indeed benefit from a democratization of access. This again is the new economy, the sharing economy, based on collaborative consumption that enables people turn

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PwC Says Traditional Rental Sectors are in BIG Trouble!

Alani/ December 20, 2015/ New Developments, New Economy, peer to peer moving, pHlatbed News, Product News, Sharing Economy, Social Responsibility/ 0 comments

PricewaterhouseCoopers does some pretty fantastic research and they have been doing some intense research on the impact of the New Economy, the Sharing economy. At this point it’s adapt or perish and we have to take notice. Traditional ways of doing business have been turned upside down. There’s a reason FinTech is the new buzzword…FinTech meaning Financial Technology. This post

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5 idle capital assets you have and don’t even know you had!

Alani/ December 9, 2015/ New Developments, peer to peer moving, pHlatbed News, Sharing Economy, Social Responsibility/ 1 comments

Idle capital, assets you own that you didn’t know were revenue centers until the sharing economy took hold. Here are 5 idle capital assets you currently own and don’t even realize you had until now;   Extra Bedroom: This can be in the form of your guest bedroom, finished basement, cottage, summer home, or any livable space you can put on

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5 ways to Boost your Local Economy

Alani/ December 1, 2015/ New Developments, New Economy, pHlatbed News, Sharing Economy, Social Responsibility/ 0 comments

Collaborative consumption has a direct correlation to your local economy, the sharing economy. Though technology has increased access and reduced geographic limitations, collaborative consumption at it’s very core is directly tied to supporting your immediate local economy….everything from food, clothing, services, moving, car sharing, couch surfing, among other things. Here are five simple ways to boost your local economy;  

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5 things about idle capital you didn’t know

Alani/ November 20, 2015/ New Economy, peer to peer moving, pHlatbed News, Sharing Economy, Social Responsibility/ 0 comments

If you own a car, rent an apartment, own a house, washer/dryer unit, bike, stove, deep freezer, office space, conference room, parking spot, or even a garage……you have idle capital and should be converting it into a revenue generating source. Unfortunately, very few people truly understand the meaning of what idle capital is. So let’s briefly define idle capital from

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Scaling our platform – Fundraising

Alani/ November 11, 2015/ New Developments, New Economy, peer to peer moving, pHlatbed News, Sharing Economy, Social Responsibility/ 0 comments

As we continue to grow, scaling the pHlatbed platform is key to sustained organizational growth. This goes beyond the technology infrastructure (cloud, network, storage, hardware, integration, applications, software etc) but also our head count. The UI / UX area, cross compatibility, mobile, interoperability, among other areas will always require an increased headcount at pHlatbed…..and any other organization. Bringing talented people

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