Author of forthcoming book, Who Can You Trust?
Rachel Botsman is the global authority on a new era of trust. She studies and teaches how technology is transforming human relationships and what it means for life, work and how we do business.
In her first highly acclaimed book, What's Mine is Yours (HarperCollins, 2010), she defined the theory of collaborative consumption. The concept was subsequently named by TIME as one of the “Ten Ideas That Will Change the World” and by Thinkers50 as the 2015 Breakthrough Idea. She teaches the world’s first MBA course on the subject, which she designed, at Oxford University’s Saïd School of Business.
Her forthcoming book, Who Can You Trust? (Penguin, October 2017) focuses on why trust is collapsing in all kinds of institutions and yet at the same time, the rise of new technologies is enabling what she calls “distributed trust” across networks of people, organisations and intelligent machines.
An engaging storyteller and visionary thinker, Rachel’s skill lies in discovering and explaining paradigm shifts happening in the world and making them meaningful to a wide range of audiences. Her TED talks have been viewed more than three million times and she was named as one of the world’s top 20 speakers to keynote your conference by Monocle.
She is a regular writer and commentator in leading international publications including Harvard Business Review, Economist, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, The Australian Financial Review and more.
Rachel was recognised as one of the “Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company, a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum and is part of Thinkers50 2016 Radar list of up-and-coming management thinkers.
She sits on the board of the National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) and was a former director at the William J. Clinton Foundation.
She received her BFA (Hons) from the University of Oxford and attended Harvard University for her post-graduate studies.
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