The T50 Breakthrough Idea Award celebrates a Eureka moment in management. It is given to a radical idea which has the potential to change the way we think about business forever. From Taylorism to the Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, new ideas have challenged what we know about the world. This award is dedicated to the legacy of CK Prahalad who proved there is nothing so practical as a great idea.
Previous winners: The Ellen MacArthur Foundation for the circular economy; and Vijay Govindarajan for the $300 house.
Rachel Botsman, author of What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing the Way We Live, has quickly become a leading international expert on social innovation and futurism as it applies to the massive marketplace of new consumers. Rachel has spoken at TEDx and events hosted by prominent organizations such as Google and The Clinton Global Initiative.
Presently living in Sydney, Australia, Rachel is easily available for speaking engagements throughout all of Asia. In addition to her core concept of collaborative consumption receiving mention by Time Magazine as one of the “10 Ideas That Will Change the World,” Rachel was recently named by Monocle as one of the top 20 speakers in the world to commission for your conference.
While she is best known for her work on collaborative consumption, Rachel is a prominent future trend speaker available to speak on a wide variety of subjects related to business and social innovation, including: how participation is changing the face of corporate branding; how communities form, grow and dissolve in the digital age; the importance of trust and transparency in the modern marketplace; and what society and business will really look like in the 21st century.