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Peer-to-Peer Lending

What if there was a library where you could take out just what you needed for the time you need it? Not only would cost savings be huge, but psychological savings would also abound. Airbnb and Uber are only the beginning.

Need a wheelbarrow, a tent, extra chairs, a trailer, sports equipment, maybe even a cat to catch those mice that have taken up residence? The crowdfunding project Sharing Depot out of Toronto, Canada, might be onto just that. It will be a library of things.

I always try to share or borrow rather than spend a bunch of money out of pocket. It’s kind of reminiscent of bartering but with a twist.

Pay It Forward ... with Kickstarter

Kickstarter, Inc., which has and is funding hundreds of artistic and tech projects, has changed its name and its mission.

“We built Kickstarter to help bring creative projects to life. We measure our success as a company by how well we achieve that mission, not by the size of our profits. That’s why, in 2015, we became a Benefit Corporation. Benefit Corporations are for-profit companies that are obligated to consider the impact of their decisions on society, not only on shareholders. Radically, positive impact on society becomes part of a Benefit Corporation’s legally defined goals.”

Kickstarter, like a lot of 21st century companies, are changing how they do business by focusing on the human outlook as much as the revenue outlook. 

Technology Power Play Thwarted By The Collective Voice Via Social Media

Technology Power Play Thwarted By The Collective Voice Via Social Media  

Due to the fast paced nature of my business and the world we live I have found it necessary to keep a finger on the pulse of emerging technology. I was a 50/50 Apple/ Windows girl untill last fall, but changes in the Winows OS camp made my tech road quite clear. Since then I've adopted fully integrated Apple system with Verizon as my data provider.

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