Blog - Author: Yishai Knobel

Re: Is Ownership Just a Hack?

by Yishai Knobel,

Our mission at HelpAround is to make everyday sharing of resources a reality. This is why we took Paul’s challenge on Twitter very personally:

Will ownership turn out to be largely a hack people resorted to before they had the infrastructure to manage sharing properly?

So to be clear, we don’t think that ownership in itself is a hack (or else, who would we borrow from?). Rather, mass ownership of everyday resources could turn out to be a hack.

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What Airbnb can learn from the Kibbutz and from the Shtetl

by Yishai Knobel,

Let me start off with an assertion: Resource Sharing in the community can happen every day, multiple times a day.

Last week I was invited by the awesome Lisa Gansky to presentHelpAround at Mesh2013, with Robin Chase, Seth Godin and others. I shared the types of community behaviors my co-founder Shlomi and I have observed around us, and that influence our product decisions at HelpAround.

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