Check out this great analysis of the difference between sharing economies and gift economies from Nipun Mehta, the founder of Service Space.
Here’s the link: From Sharing Economy To Gift Ecology | ServiceSpace.org.
I LOVE that he points to gift economy being more of a gift ECOLOGY. He says, ” Economy reduces value into a few focused dimensions, whereas ecology implies a more intricate interplay of relationships that generate diversified — sometimes immeasurable — value. When we give freely, we naturally build affinities with recipients and over time, create deep ties that form the basis of a gift ecology and a resilient society.”
What are your thoughts on sharing vs gifting?