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The rise of the access economy

I’d like to talk about something very important today: the monumental shift that I believe will be the defining feature of the 2020s and beyond. That shift is the rise of the access economy. What is the access economy? It’s a term I use to describe a phenomenon we’ve all experienced and that I believe will help define the future, yet is surprisingly un-articulated today. The access economy is what emerges when access to (x) becomes cheap, satisfactory, convenient and reliable enough that the premium on ownership of (x) disappears.… Read more The rise of the access economy