Walls Make Terrible Neighbors

  • Michael S. Carolan


At one point during her widely viewed Ted Talk, Rachel Botsman, author of What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, asked the audience for a show of hands from those who owned a power drill. Nearly everyone lifted a palm.1 “It’s kind of ridiculous, isn’t it?” she said, with a mix of disbelief and sadness, “because what you need is the hole, not the drill.” Pausing to let her point sink in—because what you need is the hole, not the drill—she then swooped in with the solution. “Why don’t you rent the drill? Or rent out your own drill to other people and make some money from it?”

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