In discussions about the sharing economy, one aspect is often overlooked: talent. As Fabio Rosati, CEO of Elance-oDesk, recently noted in the Wall Street Journal, shared talent has many implications for the way we live and work.
“It can revolutionize how small businesses get started, how large businesses are organized and how social ventures have impact. It can provide the flexibility to balance work with family and can change what retirement looks like.”
Shared talent can help people find more time to spend on the things they value most, whether that’s launching their own side gig or enjoying their family; beyond popular examples like Airbnb and Uber, Rosati says there’s enormous opportunity to solve problems.
Drawing on his own experience in the tech and startup spaces, Rosati offers four pieces of advice to entrepreneurs — especially those launching their own ventures in the sharing economy.