“If you can’t trust those in charge, who can you trust?
From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. But this isn’t the age of distrust — far from it.
In this revolutionary book, world-renowned trust expert Rachel Botsman reveals that we are at the tipping point of one of the biggest social transformations in human history – with fundamental consequences for everyone. A new world order is emerging: we might have lost faith in institutions and leaders, but millions of people travel in cars with total strangers, exchange digital currencies, or find themselves trusting a bot. This is the age of “distributed trust”, a paradigm shift driven by innovative technologies that are rewriting the rules of an all-too-human relationship.
If we are to benefit from this radical shift, we must understand the mechanics of how trust is built, managed, lost and repaired in the digital age. In the first book to explain this new world, Botsman provides a detailed map of this uncharted landscape – and explores what’s next for humanity.”
Read more at about the book here.
Rachel Botsman is a social innovator, futurist, author, consultant and keynote speaker on the power of collaboration in the current technologies.
Rachel received her BFA (Honors) from the University of Oxford and took her postgraduate studies at Harvard University. She was a former director at the William J. Clinton Foundation and has consulted to Fortune 500 companies and leading non-profit organizations around the world. Rachel is the founder of innovation consultancy company CCLab and a Venture Partner with the Collaborative Fund.
Aside from the book she co-authored, Rachel also regularly contributes to the Australian Financial Review and WIRED on topics related to technology and innovation.
She has presented at high profile events including GOOGLE, The Clinton Global Initiative, No. 10 Downing Street, HP and Microsoft. She was recently named by Monocle as one of the top 20 speakers in the world to have at your conference. Rachel’s TEDx talk on the collaborative economy has been watched by more than 2 million people.
Rachel’s keynote topics include:
- Bright Futures: Technology, Business, and Society in the 21st Century
- Collaborative Consumption: A Game-Changing Opportunity
- Brand We: Participation is the new brand loyalty
- Community in a Digital Age
- Trust & Transparency Are The New Black
- The Secrets of Making Innovation Happen
- Collaborative Consumption: A New Generation of Entrepreneurs